12. Version information for MDAnalysis - MDAnalysis.version

The version information in MDAnalysis.version indicates the release of MDAnalysis. MDAnalysis uses semantic versioning as described in the wiki page on versioning of MDAnalysis.

In brief:

Given a version number MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH, we increment the

  1. MAJOR version when we make incompatible API changes,
  2. MINOR version when we add functionality in a backwards-compatible manner, and
  3. PATCH version when we make backwards-compatible bug fixes.

However, as long as the MAJOR number is 0 (i.e. the API has not stabilized), even MINOR increases may introduce incompatible API changes. As soon as we have a 1.0.0 release, the public API can only be changed in a backward-incompatible manner with an increase in MAJOR version.

Additional labels for pre-release and build metadata are available as extensions to the MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH format.

Note

Development versions and pre-releases have a suffix after the release number, such as 0.11.0-dev. If you have problems, try out a full release (e.g. 0.11.0) first.

12.1. Data

MDAnalysis.version.__version__ = ‘0.16.2’

Release of MDAnalysis as a string, using semantic versioning.