NumPy 1.18.1 Release Notes#
This release contains fixes for bugs reported against NumPy 1.18.0. Two bugs in particular that caused widespread problems downstream were:
The cython random extension test was not using a temporary directory for building, resulting in a permission violation. Fixed.
Numpy distutils was appending -std=c99 to all C compiler runs, leading to changed behavior and compile problems downstream. That flag is now only applied when building numpy C code.
The Python versions supported in this release are 3.5-3.8. Downstream developers should use Cython >= 0.29.14 for Python 3.8 support and OpenBLAS >= 3.7 to avoid errors on the Skylake architecture.
A total of 7 people contributed to this release. People with a “+” by their names contributed a patch for the first time.
Pull requests merged#
A total of 13 pull requests were merged for this release.
#15158: MAINT: Update pavement.py for towncrier.
#15159: DOC: add moved modules to 1.18 release note
#15161: MAINT, DOC: Minor backports and updates for 1.18.x
#15176: TST: Add assert_array_equal test for big integer arrays
#15184: BUG: use tmp dir and check version for cython test (#15170)
#15220: BUG: distutils: fix msvc+gfortran openblas handling corner case
#15221: BUG: remove -std=c99 for c++ compilation (#15194)
#15222: MAINT: unskip test on win32
#15223: TST: add BLAS ILP64 run in Travis & Azure
#15245: MAINT: only add –std=c99 where needed
#15246: BUG: lib: Fix handling of integer arrays by gradient.
#15247: MAINT: Do not use private Python function in testing
#15250: REL: Prepare for the NumPy 1.18.1 release.