PyCogent 1.9 released!!
It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally PyCogent 1.9 release time. I thank all contributors to the library. The developers, documenters and bug reporters. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!
This is a landmark release for a number of reasons. First, it’s been a very long time since the release of 1.5.3. Second, Python 3 is firmly established and the main PyCogent dependencies are now available for it. Third, there have been major changes in the Python and bioinformatics landscape. One of these with direct relevance to PyCogent has been development of scikit-bio. This exciting new project is substantively derived from PyCogent. This and other developments mean we have an excellent opportunity to refocus PyCogent. While more detailed announcements will be made later, I can say that it will become more focussed on statistical comparative molecular evolutionary analyses. It will be ported to Python 3, and there will be at least one other derivative project for the Ensembl querying code.
So stay tuned, exciting developments ahead!