Release 2.6.0 and 2.6.1 of MDAnalysis

We are happy to release version 2.6.1 of MDAnalysis! (This blog post describes 2.6.1 and the initial release in the 2.6 series, 2.6.0.)

This is a minor update to the MDAnalysis library.

This release of MDAnalysis is packaged under a GPLv3+ license. Additionally all contributions made from commit 44733fc onwards are made under the LGPLv2.1+ license. More details about these license changes will be provided in an upcoming blog post.

In line with NEP 29, the minimum required NumPy version has been raised to 1.22.3.

Supported Python versions: 3.9, 3.10, 3.11

Supported Operating Systems:

Upgrading to MDAnalysis version 2.6.1

To update with conda from the conda-forge channel run

conda update -c conda-forge mdanalysis

To update from PyPi with pip run

python -m pip install --upgrade MDAnalysis

For more help with installation see the installation instructions in the User Guide. Make sure you are using a Python version compatible with MDAnalysis before upgrading (Python >= 3.9).

Notable changes

For a full list of changes, bugfixes and deprecations see the CHANGELOG.





Author statistics

This release was the work of 10 contributors, 4 of which are new contributors.

Our new contributors are:

@MohitKumar020291 @Shubx10 @ztimol @pillose


MDAnalysis thanks NumFOCUS for its continued support as our fiscal sponsor and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for supporting MDAnalysis under EOSS4 and EOSS5 awards.

— The MDAnalysis Team