MAJORis an integer indicating the major version. It changes very rarely; a change in
MAJORindicates large (possibly backwards-incompatible) changes.
MINORis an integer indicating the minor version. Minor versions are typically released twice a year and can contain new features, deprecations and bug-fixes.
MICROis an integer indicating a bug-fix version. Bug-fix versions are released when needed, typically one or two per minor version. They cannot contain new features or deprecations.
Released alpha, beta and rc (release candidate) versions are numbered
like final versions but with postfixes
# an integer. Development versions are postfixed with
Examples of valid Scipy version strings are:
0.16.0 0.15.1 0.14.0a1 0.14.0b2 0.14.0rc1 0.17.0.dev0+ac53f09
An installed Scipy version contains these version identifiers:
scipy.__version__ # complete version string, including git commit hash for dev versions scipy.version.short_version # string, only major.minor.micro scipy.version.version # string, same as scipy.__version__ scipy.version.full_version # string, same as scipy.__version__ scipy.version.release # bool, development or (alpha/beta/rc/final) released version scipy.version.git_revision # string, git commit hash from which scipy was built