Manim is currently undergoing a major refactor. In general, contributions implementing new features will not be accepted in this period. Other contributions unrelated to cleaning up the codebase may also take a longer period of time to be reviewed. This guide may quickly become outdated quickly; we highly recommend joining our Discord server to discuss any potential contributions and keep up to date with the latest developments.

Thank you for your interest in contributing to Manim! However you have decided to contribute or interact with the community, please always be civil and respect other members of the community. If you haven’t read our code of conduct, do so here. Manim is Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for mathematical animations. As such, we welcome everyone who is interested in mathematics, pedagogy, computer animations, open-source, software development, and beyond. Manim accepts many kinds of contributions, some are detailed below:

  • Code maintenance and development

  • DevOps

  • Documentation

  • Developing educational content & narrative documentation

  • Plugins to extend Manim functionality

  • Testing (graphical, unit & video)

  • Website design and development

  • Translating documentation and docstrings

To get an overview of what our community is currently working on, check out our development project board.


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Contributing can be confusing, so here are a few guides: