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Matplotlib is a comprehensive library for creating static, animated, and interactive visualizations in Python.

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Matplotlib produces publication-quality figures in a variety of hardcopy formats and interactive environments across platforms. Matplotlib can be used in Python scripts, the Python and IPython shell, web application servers, and various graphical user interface toolkits.


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