This major release includes five months worth of enhancements and bug fixes from 24 contributors, including some significant changes that are not fully backwards compatible. Highlights include:
- Coordinates are now optional in the xarray data model, even for dimensions.
- Changes to caching, lazy loading and pickling to improve xarray’s experience for parallel computing.
- Improvements for accessing and manipulating pandas.MultiIndex levels.
- Many new methods and functions, including quantile(), cumsum(), cumprod() combine_first set_index(), reset_index(), reorder_levels(), full_like(), zeros_like(), ones_like() open_dataarray(), compute(), Dataset.info(), testing.assert_equal(), testing.assert_identical(), and testing.assert_allclose().
For more details, see what's new.