[Numpy-discussion] 1.7.x release of NumPy

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 16:31:14 EDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 12:45 PM, Bruce Southey <bsouthey at gmail.com> wrote:

> **
> On 09/15/2011 12:56 AM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 5:32 AM, Travis Oliphant <teoliphant at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Has there been a discussion of a 1.7.x release of NumPy?     There are a
>> few new features that should go into the 1.x release of NumPy, that don't
>> require the ABI changes of 2.0.    I thought I had heard Mark talk in
>> support of such a thing.
> A little. I think our 6-month release cycle is working pretty well, which
> means a 1.7.0 release around mid-November. There are definitely enough new
> features for a solid release already, but I have the impression that it
> wouldn't hurt for the missing data functionality to get exercised a bit
> more.
>> What are the plans for the release of NumPy 2.0?
>>  Mark and others have been very good at maintaining ABI compatibility. At
> the same time the numpy-refactor branch has dropped off the radar (any
> news/plans?). So I'm wondering what would go into 2.0 that is ready now or
> soon?
> Ralf
>  What is the possibility of adding datarray and carray packages to numpy or
> scipy in the 'near future'?
> Or do these need to wait and see what happens to the new masked and NA
> implementations?
> (Actually probably a lot of what happens may depend on this.)
I think they would need a good deal of discussion on the list first. I'm not
even clear as to how far those packages have been developed and whether or
not they touch the c code.

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