About igraph releases and other things

python-igraph is now simply igraph on PyPI

python-igraph 0.9.8, the sixth bugfix release of the 0.9 series, has arrived.

The only significant change in this release is that the Python interface of igraph has been renamed from python-igraph to igraph on PyPI. We are very grateful to Patrick Fuller, the previous owner of the igraph package on PyPI for giving up the ownership of igraph and letting us use the name instead.

The preferred way of installing the Python interface is still via pip; typing pip install 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.

python-igraph will keep on working on PyPI until September 1, 2022, but it is now only a stub package that depends on igraph. Running pip install python-igraph will in turn install the matching version of the igraph package from PyPI.

  • Projects listing python-igraph in their dependencies should migrate to using igraph as soon as possible to keep on receiving updates after September 1, 2022.

  • Maintainers who provide pre-packaged versions of python-igraph in Linux distributions should switch to following the igraph package on PyPI instead of python-igraph.