ANN: NumPy 0.9.8 released

David M. Cooke cookedm+news at
Thu May 18 03:49:07 CEST 2006

"Travis E. Oliphant" <oliphant.travis at> writes:

> NumPy 0.9.8 has been released.  It can be downloaded from
> The release notes are attached.
> Best regards,
> -Travis Oliphant
> NumPy 0.9.8 is a bug-fix and optimization release with a
>     few new features.  The C-API was changed so that extensions compiled
>     against NumPy 0.9.6 will need re-compilation to avoid errors.
>     The C-API should be stabilizing.  The next release will be 1.0 which
>     will come out in a series of release-candidates during Summer 2006.
>     There were many users and developers who contributed to the fixes for
>     this release.   They deserve much praise and thanks.  For details see 
>     the Trac pages where bugs are reported and fixed.
>   * numpy should install now with easy_install from setuptools

Note that you'll need to use the latest setuptools (0.6b1). The hacks
I added to get easy_install and numpy.distutils to get along are hard
enough without trying to be backward compatible :-(

|David M. Cooke

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