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Module to draw a phylogenetic tree using matplotlib

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This module allows the user to plot a phylogenetic tree on an existing matplotlib axis.

This means that:

  • Phylogenies can be incorporated into existing plots.
  • Annotations can be added using standard matplotlib functionality.
  • Plots can be output in png, pdf, svg or tiff formats.
  • Automatically generated and updated figures can include phylogenies

Full documentation is available via ReadTheDocs.



  • python >= 3.6
  • matplotlib >= 2.1.1
  • ete3 >= 3.1.0

The module can be installed using pip

pip install plot_phylo

You can also download the latest release here

Or clone the GitHub repository directly.

git clone

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