[SciPy-Dev] preparing for scipy 0.8 release

Neal Becker ndbecker2@gmail....
Mon Apr 26 08:06:07 CDT 2010

Charles R Harris wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 5:05 AM, Ralf Gommers
> <ralf.gommers@googlemail.com>wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Now that scipy 0.7.2 and numpy 1.4.1 are out the door, it's time to look
>> at what needs to be done for scipy 0.8.
>> Some questions
>> - What needs to be done and what do you all want included that's not in
>> trunk yet in terms of features / new code / code cleanups?
>> - Right now scipy trunk needs to be built against numpy trunk. Is it
>> feasible to build against numpy 1.3 still, to get one
>> backwards-compatible release? If not, 0.8 should be released in parallel
>> with numpy 2.0. - Time line: do we want a release before SciPy2010 (end
>> of June)? If so, there's only a month left before a freeze. If not, we
>> could just provide snapshot binaries in June.
>> Here's some things that I personally think should be done:
>> - clean up tests so nothing is printed when they are run (deprecation
>> warnings etc)
>> - clean up build warnings as far as possible
>> - create a little bit of order in Trac
> I also have a cremez module that can be used to design equi-ripple filters
> with complex Hermitean coefficients. It is like the current remez in
> signal but more general. It uses the fft for interpolation, is written in
> cython and can also be used for L_inf fitting of functions on an interval
> with the coefficients naturally returned as a Chebyshev series. I don't
> know how much time I will have to polish it up, nor do I know the best
> place to put it, although I've been thinking scipy.optimise would be a
> good spot.
> Chuck

FANTASTIC!  I'd love to try this out.

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