[SciPy-Dev] ANN: SciPy 0.12.0 release candidate 1

Tim Leslie tim.leslie@gmail....
Sun Mar 31 10:15:25 CDT 2013


That sounds fine to me, I don't actually use the function, I just
noticed that comment while browsing the source.

Tim

On 31 March 2013 22:35, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 4:08 AM, Tim Leslie <tim.leslie@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Ralf,
>>
>> scipy.misc.pilutil.radon is marked as deprecated and to be removed in
>> 0.12, but is still available:
>>
>>
>> https://github.com/scipy/scipy/blob/maintenance/0.12.x/scipy/misc/pilutil.py#L456
>>
>> Should it be removed before the release?
>
>
> Hi Tim, thanks for noticing that. It should have been removed, however after
> RC1 is out I think it's a bit late. I'd prefer to change the message to 0.13
> and remove it in master now. I'll send a PR for that.
>
> Ralf
>
>>
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Tim
>>
>> On 30 March 2013 23:31, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I am pleased to announce the availability of the first release candidate
>> > of
>> > SciPy 0.12.0. This is shaping up to be another solid release, with some
>> > cool
>> > new features (see highlights below) and a large amount of bug fixes and
>> > maintenance work under the hood. The number of contributors also keeps
>> > rising steadily, we're at 74 so far for this release.
>> >
>> > Sources and binaries can be found at
>> > http://sourceforge.net/projects/scipy/files/scipy/0.12.0rc1/, release
>> > notes
>> > are copied below.
>> >
>> > Please try this release and report any problems on the mailing list. If
>> > no
>> > issues are found, the final release will be in one week.
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > Ralf
>> >
>> >
>> > ==========================
>> > SciPy 0.12.0 Release Notes
>> > ==========================
>> >
>> > .. note:: Scipy 0.12.0 is not released yet!
>> >
>> > .. contents::
>> >
>> > SciPy 0.12.0 is the culmination of 7 months of hard work. It contains
>> > many new features, numerous bug-fixes, improved test coverage and
>> > better documentation.  There have been a number of deprecations and
>> > API changes in this release, which are documented below.  All users
>> > are encouraged to upgrade to this release, as there are a large number
>> > of bug-fixes and optimizations.  Moreover, our development attention
>> > will now shift to bug-fix releases on the 0.12.x branch, and on adding
>> > new features on the master branch.
>> >
>> > Some of the highlights of this release are:
>> >
>> >   - Completed QHull wrappers in scipy.spatial.
>> >   - cKDTree now a drop-in replacement for KDTree.
>> >   - A new global optimizer, basinhopping.
>> >   - Support for Python 2 and Python 3 from the same code base (no more
>> > 2to3).
>> >
>> > This release requires Python 2.6, 2.7 or 3.1-3.3 and NumPy 1.5.1 or
>> > greater.
>> > Support for Python 2.4 and 2.5 has been dropped as of this release.
>> >
>> >
>> > New features
>> > ============
>> >
>> > ``scipy.spatial`` improvements
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > cKDTree feature-complete
>> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> > Cython version of KDTree, cKDTree, is now feature-complete.  Most
>> > operations
>> > (construction, query, query_ball_point, query_pairs, count_neighbors and
>> > sparse_distance_matrix) are between 200 and 1000 times faster in cKDTree
>> > than
>> > in KDTree.  With very minor caveats, cKDTree has exactly the same
>> > interface
>> > as
>> > KDTree, and can be used as a drop-in replacement.
>> >
>> > Voronoi diagrams and convex hulls
>> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> > `scipy.spatial` now contains functionality for computing Voronoi
>> > diagrams and convex hulls using the Qhull library. (Delaunay
>> > triangulation was available since Scipy 0.9.0.)
>> >
>> > Delaunay improvements
>> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> > It's now possible to pass in custom Qhull options in Delaunay
>> > triangulation. Coplanar points are now also recorded, if present.
>> > Incremental construction of Delaunay triangulations is now also
>> > possible.
>> >
>> > Spectral estimators (``scipy.signal``)
>> > --------------------------------------
>> > The functions ``scipy.signal.periodogram`` and ``scipy.signal.welch``
>> > were
>> > added, providing DFT-based spectral estimators.
>> >
>> >
>> > ``scipy.optimize`` improvements
>> > -------------------------------
>> >
>> > Callback functions in L-BFGS-B and TNC
>> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> > A callback mechanism was added to L-BFGS-B and TNC minimization solvers.
>> >
>> > Basin hopping global optimization (``scipy.optimize.basinhopping``)
>> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> > A new global optimization algorithm.  Basinhopping is designed to
>> > efficiently
>> > find the global minimum of a smooth function.
>> >
>> >
>> > ``scipy.special`` improvements
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>> > Revised complex error functions
>> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> > The computation of special functions related to the error function now
>> > uses
>> > a
>> > new `Faddeeva library from MIT <http://ab-initio.mit.edu/Faddeeva>`__
>> > which
>> > increases their numerical precision. The scaled and imaginary error
>> > functions
>> > ``erfcx`` and ``erfi`` were also added, and the Dawson integral
>> > ``dawsn``
>> > can
>> > now be evaluated for a complex argument.
>> >
>> > Faster orthogonal polynomials
>> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> > Evaluation of orthogonal polynomials (the ``eval_*`` routines) in now
>> > faster in ``scipy.special``, and their ``out=`` argument functions
>> > properly.
>> >
>> >
>> > ``scipy.sparse.linalg`` features
>> > --------------------------------
>> > - In ``scipy.sparse.linalg.spsolve``, the ``b`` argument can now be
>> > either
>> >   a vector or a matrix.
>> > - ``scipy.sparse.linalg.inv`` was added.  This uses ``spsolve`` to
>> > compute
>> >   a sparse matrix inverse.
>> > - ``scipy.sparse.linalg.expm`` was added.  This computes the exponential
>> > of
>> >   a sparse matrix using a similar algorithm to the existing dense array
>> >   implementation in ``scipy.linalg.expm``.
>> >
>> >
>> > Listing Matlab(R) file contents in ``scipy.io``
>> > -----------------------------------------------
>> > A new function ``whosmat`` is available in ``scipy.io`` for inspecting
>> > contents
>> > of MAT files without reading them to memory.
>> >
>> >
>> > Documented BLAS and LAPACK low-level interfaces (``scipy.linalg``)
>> > ------------------------------------------------------------------
>> > The modules `scipy.linalg.blas` and `scipy.linalg.lapack` can be used
>> > to access low-level BLAS and LAPACK functions.
>> >
>> >
>> > Polynomial interpolation improvements (``scipy.interpolate``)
>> > -------------------------------------------------------------
>> > The barycentric, Krogh, piecewise and pchip polynomial interpolators in
>> > ``scipy.interpolate`` accept now an ``axis`` argument.
>> >
>> >
>> > Deprecated features
>> > ===================
>> >
>> > `scipy.lib.lapack`
>> > ------------------
>> > The module `scipy.lib.lapack` is deprecated. You can use
>> > `scipy.linalg.lapack`
>> > instead. The module `scipy.lib.blas` was deprecated earlier in Scipy
>> > 0.10.0.
>> >
>> >
>> > `fblas` and `cblas`
>> > -------------------
>> > Accessing the modules `scipy.linalg.fblas`, `cblas`, `flapack`,
>> > `clapack` is
>> > deprecated. Instead, use the modules `scipy.linalg.lapack` and
>> > `scipy.linalg.blas`.
>> >
>> >
>> > Backwards incompatible changes
>> > ==============================
>> >
>> > Removal of ``scipy.io.save_as_module``
>> > --------------------------------------
>> > The function ``scipy.io.save_as_module`` was deprecated in Scipy 0.11.0,
>> > and
>> > is
>> > now removed.
>> >
>> > Its private support modules ``scipy.io.dumbdbm_patched`` and
>> > ``scipy.io.dumb_shelve`` are also removed.
>> >
>> >
>> > Other changes
>> > =============
>> >
>> >
>> > Authors
>> > =======
>> > * Anton Akhmerov +
>> > * Alexander Eberspächer +
>> > * Anne Archibald
>> > * Jisk Attema +
>> > * K.-Michael Aye +
>> > * bemasc +
>> > * Sebastian Berg +
>> > * François Boulogne +
>> > * Matthew Brett
>> > * Lars Buitinck
>> > * Steven Byrnes +
>> > * Tim Cera +
>> > * Christian +
>> > * Keith Clawson +
>> > * David Cournapeau
>> > * Nathan Crock +
>> > * endolith
>> > * Bradley M. Froehle +
>> > * Matthew R Goodman
>> > * Christoph Gohlke
>> > * Ralf Gommers
>> > * Robert David Grant +
>> > * Yaroslav Halchenko
>> > * Charles Harris
>> > * Jonathan Helmus
>> > * Andreas Hilboll
>> > * Hugo +
>> > * Oleksandr Huziy
>> > * Jeroen Demeyer +
>> > * Johannes Schönberger +
>> > * Steven G. Johnson +
>> > * Chris Jordan-Squire
>> > * Jonathan Taylor +
>> > * Niklas Kroeger +
>> > * Jerome Kieffer +
>> > * kingson +
>> > * Josh Lawrence
>> > * Denis Laxalde
>> > * Alex Leach +
>> > * Lorenzo Luengo +
>> > * Stephen McQuay +
>> > * MinRK
>> > * Sturla Molden +
>> > * Eric Moore +
>> > * mszep +
>> > * Matt Newville +
>> > * Vlad Niculae
>> > * Travis Oliphant
>> > * David Parker +
>> > * Fabian Pedregosa
>> > * Josef Perktold
>> > * Zach Ploskey +
>> > * Alex Reinhart +
>> > * Richard Lindsley +
>> > * Gilles Rochefort +
>> > * Ciro Duran Santillli +
>> > * Jan Schlueter +
>> > * Jonathan Scholz +
>> > * Anthony Scopatz
>> > * Skipper Seabold
>> > * Fabrice Silva +
>> > * Scott Sinclair
>> > * Jacob Stevenson +
>> > * Sturla Molden +
>> > * Julian Taylor +
>> > * thorstenkranz +
>> > * John Travers +
>> > * True Price +
>> > * Nicky van Foreest
>> > * Jacob Vanderplas
>> > * Patrick Varilly
>> > * Daniel Velkov +
>> > * Pauli Virtanen
>> > * Stefan van der Walt
>> > * Warren Weckesser
>> >
>> > A total of 74 people contributed to this release.
>> > People with a "+" by their names contributed a patch for the first time.
>> >
>> >
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