NumPy 1.21.4 Release Notes#

The NumPy 1.21.4 is a maintenance release that fixes a few bugs discovered after 1.21.3. The most important fix here is a fix for the NumPy header files to make them work for both x86_64 and M1 hardware when included in the Mac universal2 wheels. Previously, the header files only worked for M1 and this caused problems for folks building x86_64 extensions. This problem was not seen before Python 3.10 because there were thin wheels for x86_64 that had precedence. This release also provides thin x86_64 Mac wheels for Python 3.10.

The Python versions supported in this release are 3.7-3.10. If you want to compile your own version using gcc-11, you will need to use gcc-11.2+ to avoid problems.


A total of 7 people contributed to this release. People with a “+” by their names contributed a patch for the first time.

  • Bas van Beek

  • Charles Harris

  • Isuru Fernando

  • Matthew Brett

  • Sayed Adel

  • Sebastian Berg

  • 傅立业(Chris Fu) +

Pull requests merged#

A total of 9 pull requests were merged for this release.

  • #20278: BUG: Fix shadowed reference of dtype in type stub

  • #20293: BUG: Fix headers for universal2 builds

  • #20294: BUG: VOID_nonzero could sometimes mutate alignment flag

  • #20295: BUG: Do not use nonzero fastpath on unaligned arrays

  • #20296: BUG: Distutils patch to allow for 2 as a minor version (!)

  • #20297: BUG, SIMD: Fix 64-bit/8-bit integer division by a scalar

  • #20298: BUG, SIMD: Workaround broadcasting SIMD 64-bit integers on MSVC…

  • #20300: REL: Prepare for the NumPy 1.21.4 release.

  • #20302: TST: Fix a Arrayterator typing test failure