Python 2.7 Support¶
In the Fall 2019, we will be dropping support for Python 2.7. This follows movement from other packages within the scientific Python ecosystem. This includes:
- Core Python developers will stop support for Python 2.7 January 1, 2020
- NumPy feature releases will be Python 3 only starting January 1, 2019, and support for the last release supporting Python 2 will end January 1, 2020.
- XArray will drop 2.7 January 1, 2019 as well
- Matplotlib’s 3.0 release, tentatively Summer 2018, will be Python 3 only; the current 2.2 release will be the last long term release that supports 2.7, and its support will cease January 1, 2020.
The last release of Siphon before this time (Spring or Summer 2019) will be the last that support Python 2.7. This version of Siphon will not receive any long term support or additional bug fix releases after the next minor release. The packages for this version will remain available on Conda or PyPI.
In general, Siphon tries to support minor versions of dependencies released within the last two years. For Python itself, that means supporting the last two minor releases, as well as currently supporting Python 2.7.
- Siphon currently supports the following versions of required dependencies:
- requests >= 1.2
- numpy >= 1.8.0
- protobuf >= 3.0.0
- Installation Instructions for NumPy can be found at:
The easiest way to install Siphon is through
pip install siphon
The source code can also be grabbed from GitHub. From the base of the source directory, run:
python setup.py install
This will build and install Siphon into your current Python installation.