We are pleased to announce the issue of the first release candidate for
3.6.0. Please test widely so that we may correct any bugs before the
Pre-built wheels are available for most major platforms, and can be
installed using `pip install matplotlib==3.6.0rc1`. Other packages may
also be available already; please check with your preferred source.
The 3.6.0 release candidate represents the work of 174 authors over 807 pull requests, and we thank them for their contributions.
For further details, please see the release notes:
and the milestone on GitHub:
Note, the release notes have not yet been curated, and may be incomplete.
For packagers, this release contains some changes to dependencies:
* Python 3.8 is now required.
* NumPy 1.19 is now required.
* Sphinx 3.0 and numpydoc 1.0 are required for building documentation.
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