I just wanted to let you all know that Hans Petter Langtangen,
well-known author of books on scientific Python and long-time champion
of these tools at the University of Oslo for many years, has arranged
for a donation of $10,000 to support matplotlib's development.
Hans Petter is the Director of the Center for Biomedical Computing at
Simula (http://home.simula.no/~hpl), where a number of projects use
Python as key elements of their research, the Fenics platform being
among the most well-known (http://fenicsproject.org).
We have now confirmed that these funds have been transferred to the
NumFOCUS donations account, where Michael and the rest of the team can
make use of them.
I wanted to publicly thank Hans Petter and Simula Labs for
persistently jumping through the necessary hoops to make this
possible, and to Leah, Travis and Anthony at NumFOCUS for managing the
receiving side of things.
Fernando Perez (@fperez_org; http://fperez.org)
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