[SciPy-User] NumPy 1.17.4 release.

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[SciPy-User] NumPy 1.17.4 release.

Charles R Harris
Hi All,

On behalf of the NumPy team I am pleased to announce that NumPy 1.17.4 has been released. This is a bugfix release. The Python versions supported in this release are 3.5-3.8.

Downstream developers should use Cython >= 0.29.13 for Python 3.8 support and OpenBLAS >= 3.7 to avoid wrong results on the Skylake architecture. The NumPy Wheels for this release can be downloaded from PyPI, source archives and release notes are available from Github.

  • Fixed `random.random_integers` biased generation of 8 and 16 bit integers.
  • Fixed `np.einsum` regression on Power9 and z/Linux.
  • Fixed histogram problem with signed integer arrays

A total of 5 people contributed to this release.  People with a "+" by their
names contributed a patch for the first time.
  • Charles Harris
  • Chris Burr +
  • Matti Picus
  • Qiming Sun +
  • Warren Weckesser
Pull requests merged

A total of 8 pull requests were merged for this release.
  • gh-14758: BLD: Declare support for python 3.8
  • gh-14781: BUG: Random: biased samples from integers() with 8 or 16 bit...
  • gh-14851: BUG: Fix `_ctypes` class circular reference. (gh-13808)
  • gh-14852: BLD: Add 'apt update' to shippable
  • gh-14855: BUG: Fix `np.einsum` errors on Power9 Linux and z/Linux
  • gh-14857: BUG: Fix histogram problem with signed integer arrays.
  • gh-14858: BLD: Prevent -flto from optimising long double representation...
  • gh-14866: MAINT: move buffer.h -> npy_buffer.h to avoid conflicts


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