The goal of the PlasmaPy Project is to foster the creation of an open source Python ecosystem for plasma research and education. The PlasmaPy package contains core functionality for this software ecosystem, while affiliated packages will contain more specialized functionality.
PlasmaPy may be installed from the command line using
pip install plasmapy
Note: If you run into difficulty using
pip, you may also try using
python -m pip or
python3 -m pip as the command.
If you have a working installation of conda, then you may install PlasmaPy with
conda install -c conda-forge plasmapy
Contribute and Report Bugs
Making feature requests, reporting bugs, and offering suggestions are some of the most helpful ways to contribute to the ongoing development of PlasmaPy. The documentation discusses how to contribute code and documentation to PlasmaPy and contains a development guide.
Ongoing development of PlasmaPy is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation and NASA, with many contributions from the broader plasma physics and open source communities. Early development of PlasmaPy was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Smithsonian Institution, and Google Summer of Code.