John Hunter (1968-2012)



We have achingly sad news. Our friend, colleague, and author of matplotlib, John Hunter, passed away on August 28, 2012 at 10am. He was 44. It was little more than a month ago when John was our keynote speaker at SciPy 2012. He returned home to a diagnosis of cancer followed by a brutally short battle with this terrible illness. Fernando Perez's fitting tribute to his close friend highlights just how much impact John has had on all of our work and lives.

John is survived by his wife Miriam, his three daughters Rahel, Ava and Clara, his sisters Layne and Mary, and his mother Sarah. If you have benefited from John's many contributions, please say thanks in the way that would matter most to him. Please consider making a donation to the John Hunter Memorial Fund.



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