[Numpy-discussion] ANN: pandas v0.18.0 Final released

Jeff Reback jeffreback at gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 11:13:49 EST 2016


This is a major release from 0.17.1 and includes a small number of API
several new features, enhancements, and performance improvements along with
large number of bug fixes. We recommend that all users upgrade to this

This was a release of 3.5 months with 381 commits by 100 authors
encompassing 465 issues and 290 pull-requests.

*What is it:*

*pandas* is a Python package providing fast, flexible, and expressive data
structures designed to make working with “relational” or “labeled” data both
easy and intuitive. It aims to be the fundamental high-level building block
doing practical, real world data analysis in Python. Additionally, it has
broader goal of becoming the most powerful and flexible open source data
analysis / manipulation tool available in any language.


   - pandas >= 0.18.0 will no longer support compatibility with Python
   version 2.6 GH7718 <https://github.com/pydata/pandas/issues/7718> or
   version 3.3 GH11273 <https://github.com/pydata/pandas/issues/11273>
   - Moving and expanding window functions are now methods on Series and
   DataFrame similar to .groupby like objects, see here
   - Adding support for a RangeIndex as a specialized form of the
Int64Index for
   memory savings, see here
   - API breaking .resample changes to make it more .groupby like, see here
   - Removal of support for positional indexing with floats, which was
   deprecated since 0.14.0. This will now raise a TypeError, see here
   - The .to_xarray() function has been added for compatibility with the xarray
   package <http://xarray.pydata.org/en/stable/> see here
   - The read_sas() function has been enhanced to read sas7bdat files, see
   - Addition of the .str.extractall() method
   and API changes to the the .str.extract() method
   and the .str.cat() method
   - pd.test() top-level nose test runner is available GH4327

See the Whatsnew
<http://pandas.pydata.org/pandas-docs/version/0.18.0/whatsnew.html> for
much more information and the full Documentation
<http://pandas.pydata.org/pandas-docs/version/0.18.0/> link.

*How to get it:*

Source tarballs, windows wheels, and macosx wheels are available on PyPI

Installation via conda is:

   - conda install pandas

windows wheels are courtesy of Christoph Gohlke and are built on Numpy 1.10
macosx wheels are courtesy of Matthew Brett.


Please report any issues on our issue tracker


*Thanks to all of the contributors*

   - ARF
   - Alex Alekseyev
   - Andrew McPherson
   - Andrew Rosenfeld
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   - Anton I. Sipos
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   - Isaac Schwabacher
   - Jean-Mathieu Deschenes
   - Jeff Reback
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