# What is VIP?¶

VIP stands for Vortex Image Processing. It is a python package for high-contrast imaging of exoplanets and circumstellar disks. VIP is compatible with Python 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 (Python 2 compatibility dropped with VIP 0.9.9).

The goal of VIP is to integrate open-source, efficient, easy-to-use and well-documented implementations of high-contrast image processing algorithms to the interested scientific community. The main repository of VIP resides on GitHub, the standard for scientific open source code distribution, using Git as a version control system.

Most of VIP’s functionalities are mature but it does not mean it is free from bugs. The code is continuously evolving and therefore feedback/contributions are greatly appreciated. Please refer to these instructions if you want to report a bug, ask a question, suggest a new functionality or contribute to the code (the latter is particularly welcome)!