SciPy 1.0.0! [Awaiting Your Commands]

SciPy 1.0.0

From the webpage:

We are extremely pleased to announce the release of SciPy 1.0, 16 years after version 0.1 saw the light of day. It has been a long, productive journey to get here, and we anticipate many more exciting new features and releases in the future.

Why 1.0 now?

A version number should reflect the maturity of a project – and SciPy was a mature and stable library that is heavily used in production settings for a long time already. From that perspective, the 1.0 version number is long overdue.

Some key project goals, both technical (e.g. Windows wheels and continuous integration) and organisational (a governance structure, code of conduct and a roadmap), have been achieved recently.

Many of us are a bit perfectionist, and therefore are reluctant to call something “1.0” because it may imply that it’s “finished” or “we are 100% happy with it”. This is normal for many open source projects, however that doesn’t make it right. We acknowledge to ourselves that it’s not perfect, and there are some dusty corners left (that will probably always be the case). Despite that, SciPy is extremely useful to its users, on average has high quality code and documentation, and gives the stability and backwards compatibility guarantees that a 1.0 label imply.

In case your hands are trembling too much to type in the URLs:

SciPy.org

SciPy Cookbook

Scipy 1.0.0 Reference Guide, [HTML+zip], [PDF]

Like most tools, it isn’t weaponized until you apply it to data.

Enjoy!

PS: If you want to get ahead of a co-worker, give them this URL: http://planet.scipy.org/. Don’t look, it’s a blog feed for SciPy. Sorry, you looked didn’t you?

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