[SciPy-Dev] ANN: SciPy 0.8.0 beta 1

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Mon Jun 7 09:20:01 CDT 2010


On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 5:55 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@googlemail.com>wrote:

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> On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 7:34 PM, Neil Crighton <neilcrighton@gmail.com>wrote:
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>> Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers <at> googlemail.com> writes:
>>
>> >  I'm pleased to announce the first beta release of SciPy
>> > 0.8.0.SciPy is a package of tools for science and engineering
>> > for Python.It includes modules for statistics, optimization,
>> > integration, linearalgebra, Fourier transforms, signal and
>> > image processing, ODE solvers, and more.This beta release comes
>> > almost one and a half year after the 0.7.0 release andcontains
>> > many new features, numerous bug-fixes, improved testcoverage,
>> > and better documentation.  Please note that SciPy 0.8.0b1
>> > requires Python 2.4 or greater and NumPy 1.4.1 or greater.
>>
>> Thanks for getting the beta out!
>>
>> The release notes say Numpy 1.3 or greater is needed - is this
>> correct? Above you say 1.4.1 is needed.
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> No, 1.4.1 is needed. Notes are fixed now.
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>> I think "support for
>> Python 3 in Scipy might not yet be included in Scipy 0.8" is too
>> ambiguous. Just say 0.8 will not be compatible with Python 3, but
>> we expect the next version (0.9?) to be compatible, if that's the
>> case.
>>
>> Reworded as:
> "Python 3 compatibility is planned and is currently technically
> feasible, since Numpy has been ported. However, since the Python 3
> compatible Numpy 2.0 has not been released yet, support for Python 3
> in Scipy is not yet included in Scipy 0.8.  SciPy 0.9, planned for fall
> 2010, will very likely include experimental support for Python 3."
>
>
Are we going to release a Numpy 1.5? Also, the beta release should be noted
on the SciPy home page. Maybe adding such notes needs to be part of the
how-to-release checklist since it tends to be forgotten.

Chuck
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