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python-igraph 0.9.6

python-igraph 0.9.6, the fourth bugfix release of the 0.9 series, has arrived.

The preferred way of installing the Python interface is via pip; typing pip install python-igraph should install a pre-compiled Python wheel on most supported platforms (Windows, Linux and macOS). The pre-compiled wheels and the source code are also available from the Python Package Index page.

This release provides a fix for a single plotting issue with the Matplotlib backend that was accidentally introduced in 0.9.5. See the changelog on Github for more details:

This release also provides experimental native Python wheels for Apple Silicon CPUs. Note that the Apple Silicon wheels are not tested in a CI environment yet; this will hopefully change in the near future when Github Actions starts supporting Apple Silicon. Until then, feel free to report any issues that you find with Apple Silicon wheels (or any other wheel) in the issue tracker on Github.