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NEP 29 — Recommend Python and Numpy version support

Abstract

NEP 29 (NumPy Enhancement Proposals) recommends that all projects across the Scientific Python ecosystem adopt a common “time window-based” policy for support of Python and NumPy versions. Standardizing a recommendation for project support of minimum Python and NumPy versions will improve downstream project planning.

Implementation recommendation

This project supports:

  • All minor versions of Python released 42 months prior to the project, and at minimum the two latest minor versions.

  • All minor versions of numpy released in the 24 months prior to the project, and at minimum the last three minor versions.

In setup.py, the python_requires variable should be set to the minimum supported version of Python. All supported minor versions of Python should be in the test matrix and have binary artifacts built for the release.

Minimum Python and NumPy version support should be adjusted upward on every major and minor release, but never on a patch release.

Conda-forge packaging

The feedstock for the conda package lives in the conda-forge organisation on github: conda-forge/hyperspy-feedstock.