[SciPy-Dev] ANN: SciPy 0.8.0 beta 1
Mon Jun 7 20:15:10 CDT 2010
On 06/08/2010 10:10 AM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 9:03 AM, David <firstname.lastname@example.org
> <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
> On 06/08/2010 01:56 AM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 10:20 PM, Charles R Harris
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 5:55 AM, Ralf Gommers
> > <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 7:34 PM, Neil Crighton
> > <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
> <mailto:email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>> wrote:
> > Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers <at> googlemail.com
> > <http://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.
> > No, 1.4.1 is needed. Notes are fixed now.
> > 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
> > 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,
> > for fall
> > 2010, will very likely include experimental support for
> Python 3."
> > Are we going to release a Numpy 1.5?
> > Yes. Guess I should reread such a paragraph a few times before
> > The only reason I've not made a 1.5 branch yet is I will only
> have time
> > for a numpy release cycle at or towards the end of this scipy release
> > cycle. Saves some backporting. If you think it'd be useful to do
> it now
> > please let me know.
> I don't think we should make the 1.5 branch now - there is a lot of
> things missing, and I would really like to put everything that is needed
> for python 3.x support in scipy in the 1.5 release.
> Threads are mixing a bit, but we're talking about numpy here. I thought
> numpy 3.x support was pretty much finished?
Yes, but to make scipy compatible with 3.x, it is easier to add some
stuff in numpy.distutils, etc... for scipy.
> And AFAIK, we have
> not cleaned up the branch to make it ABI compatible with 1.4.x.
> That should be done after making the branch right? If you remove
> datetime in trunk you're just going to have to put it back later.
But we agreed to remove it, right ? What if we decide to have a 1.6,
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