I'm pleased to announce the availability of the first release candidate of Pandas 0.18.0. Please try this RC and report any issues here: Pandas Issues We will be releasing officially in 1-2 weeks or so.
**RELEASE CANDIDATE 1**
This is a major release from 0.17.1 and includes a small number of API changes, several new features, enhancements, and performance improvements along with a large number of bug fixes. We recommend that all users upgrade to this version.
pandas >= 0.18.0 will no longer support compatibility with Python version 2.6 GH7718 or version 3.3 GH11273
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 see here.