[Neuroimaging] ANN: NiBabel 5.0
bertrand.thirion at inria.fr
Mon Jan 9 10:57:06 EST 2023
Congrats indeed !
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> From: "Zvi Baratz" <z.baratz at gmail.com>
> To: "Neuroimaging analysis in Python" <neuroimaging at python.org>
> Sent: Monday, January 9, 2023 4:41:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [Neuroimaging] ANN: NiBabel 5.0
> 🎉 🙌
> Thank you for all your work on this release!
> On Mon, Jan 9, 2023 at 5:36 PM Christopher Markiewicz < [
> mailto:markiewicz at stanford.edu | markiewicz at stanford.edu ] > wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm pleased to announce the release of NiBabel 5.0!
>> This version requires Python 3.8 and numpy 1.19, in accordance with our version
>> support schedule < [ https://github.com/nipy/nibabel/issues/803 |
>> https://github.com/nipy/nibabel/issues/803 ] >.
>> As with other major version releases, there are DeprecationWarnings that will
>> now become ExpiredDeprecationErrors, and ExpiredDeprecationErrors that will now
>> become AttributeErrors, as the deprecated features are progressively removed.
>> We had a shortened 4.x lifetime because it was discovered that a growing number
>> of images were being created with int64 data types and causing problems with
>> other neuroimaging tools. While the NIfTI standards permit int64 data, it is
>> not widely adopted and there is no clear use case that is not better handled by
>> float64. Therefore in 4.0, we introduced a warning if users generated int64
>> images (easy to do with `Nifti1Image(data.astype(int), affine)`) without
>> providing an explicit dtype (or pre-generated header). With 5.0, this warning
>> has become an error.
>> Additional changes in 5.0 include an updated SerializableImage interface that
>> allows you to serialize images to/from custom filehandles with
>> to_stream()/from_stream(), as well as load images from URLs using, e.g.,
>> With many thanks to everybody who reported issues, submitted patches, and
>> especially reviewed PRs.
>> Please test out the new version and report any issues you have to [
>> https://github.com/nipy/nibabel/issues | https://github.com/nipy/nibabel/issues
>> ] .
>> The full changelog can be found at [
>> https://github.com/nipy/nibabel/releases/tag/5.0.0 |
>> https://github.com/nipy/nibabel/releases/tag/5.0.0 ] .
>> Christopher J. Markiewicz, PhD
>> Center for Reproducible Neuroscience
>> Stanford University
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