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A pure-Python graphics library for PyQt/PySide

Copyright 2012 Luke Campagnola, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



  • Megan Kratz
  • Paul Manis
  • Ingo Breßler
  • Christian Gavin
  • Michael Cristopher Hogg
  • Ulrich Leutner
  • Felix Schill
  • Guillaume Poulin
  • Antony Lee
  • Mattias Põldaru
  • Thomas S.
  • Fabio Zadrozny
  • Mikhail Terekhov
  • Pietro Zambelli
  • Stefan Holzmann
  • Nicholas TJ
  • John David Reaver
  • David Kaplan
  • Martin Fitzpatrick
  • Daniel Lidstrom
  • Eric Dill
  • Vincent LeSaux


  • PyQt 4.7+, PySide, or PyQt5
  • python 2.6, 2.7, or 3.x
  • NumPy
  • For 3D graphics: pyopengl and qt-opengl
  • Known to run on Windows, Linux, and Mac.


Post at the mailing list / forum

Installation Methods

  • To use with a specific project, simply copy the pyqtgraph subdirectory anywhere that is importable from your project. PyQtGraph may also be used as a git subtree by cloning the git-core repository from github.
  • To install system-wide from source distribution: $ python install
  • For installation packages, see the website (
  • On debian-like systems, pyqtgraph requires the following packages: python-numpy, python-qt4 | python-pyside For 3D support: python-opengl, python-qt4-gl | python-pyside.qtopengl


There are many examples; run python -m pyqtgraph.examples for a menu.

Some (incomplete) documentation exists at this time.

  • Easiest place to get documentation is at
  • If you acquired this code as a .tar.gz file from the website, then you can also look in doc/html.
  • If you acquired this code via GitHub, then you can build the documentation using sphinx. From the documentation directory, run: $ make html

Please feel free to pester Luke or post to the forum if you need a specific section of documentation to be expanded.