[AstroPy] [ANN] Astropy v1.0.4 released!

Erik Bray embray at stsci.edu
Tue Aug 11 16:43:16 EDT 2015

Hi all,

Astropy v1.0.4 has just been released.  This is a minor bug fix release--you can 
read the full list of fixes in the changelog:


There are a couple changes in particular worth calling out:

- The astropy.convolution routines now release the Python GIL during their
    main loops.  This allows convolution to be parallelized effectively.  For
    example an image can be broken into multiple chunks to be convolved in
    parallel in a multithreaded environment.

- Coordinate transformations on a scalar coordinate object now return a scalar
    (as opposed to a single-element array of coordinates).  This is a change in
    behavior from previous versions, but the old behavior was considered a bug,
    so it is fixed in this release.

The update package is available on PyPI: 
https://pypi.python.org/pypi/astropy/1.0.4 and can be upgraded with pip:

     $ pip install --upgrade astropy

Wheel builds have been provided for Windows for all currently supported versions 
of Python.

The update is also available as a conda package, so users of Anaconda can 
upgrade with:

     $ conda update astropy

Thanks to everyone who contributed code, documentation, and bug reports.


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