[Numpy-discussion] 1.5 release schedule proposal

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Tue Jul 27 09:35:44 CDT 2010

On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 10:17 PM, Benjamin Root <ben.root@ou.edu> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 3:38 AM, Pauli Virtanen <pav@iki.fi> wrote:
>> Mon, 26 Jul 2010 23:58:11 +0800, Ralf Gommers wrote:
>> > For numpy 1.5.0 no one has yet said they have urgent changes that need
>> > to go in. If you do, please reply with the what and why. If nothing big
>> > has to go in, I propose the following release schedule:
>> >
>> > Aug 1 : beta 1
>> > Aug 15: rc 1
>> > Aug 22: rc 2
>> > Aug 29: release
>> Seems OK. I don't remember any big changes that would still be needed.
>> One low-hanging fruit to fix could be np.fromfile raising MemoryError
>> when it encounters EOF, and other bugs in that part of the code.
> Another "low-hanging fruit" although I don't think a ticket was made for
> this was the issue I raised a few weeks ago regarding numpy.loadtxt().
> Quick summary: if someone has been using np.loadtxt for reading multi-line
> and multi-column text files (thereby getting a 2-D array), and then when
> they encounter a single-line multi-column file, they get a 1-D array due to
> the squeeze() function.  Also, zero-length files throw exceptions (but I am
> not completely worried about this right now).
> While this isn't an easy thing to fix without breaking compatibility, I
> still think that adding a keyword "mindims" to specify the minimum number of
> dimensions to return would 1) address the issue at hand, and 2) raise
> awareness of the issue among users by having documentation for the mindims
> keyword.  To maintain backwards compatibility, we can set it to zero by
> default.
Please open a ticket for this, it will probably get lost otherwise. Since
you describe a solution, ideally attach patch with test and start a new
thread for it.

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