These are the instructions if you just want to follow the latest SciPy source, but you don’t need to do any development for now. If you do want to contribute a patch (excellent!) or do more extensive SciPy development, see Development workflow.

The steps are:

• Install git

• get local copy of the git repository from Github

• update local copy from time to time

# Get the local copy of the code¶

From the command line:

git clone git://github.com/scipy/scipy.git


You now have a copy of the code tree in the new scipy directory. If this doesn’t work you can try the alternative read-only url:

git clone https://github.com/scipy/scipy.git


# Updating the code¶

From time to time you may want to pull down the latest code. Do this with:

cd scipy
git fetch
git merge --ff-only


The tree in scipy will now have the latest changes from the initial repository.