seaborn v0.11.0 Release Notes

Release Date: 2020-09-08 // 17 days ago
  • ๐Ÿ“š This is a major release with important new features, enhancements to existing functions, and changes to the library. Highlights include an overhaul and modernization of the distributions plotting functions, more flexible data specification, new colormaps, and better narrative documentation.

    ๐Ÿš€ Complete release notes are available on the seaborn website.


Previous changes from v0.11.0.rc0

  • ๐Ÿš€ This is the first release candidate for v0.11.0, a major release with several important new features and changes to the library.

    Highlights of the new version include:

    • A modernization of the distributions module, with the introduction of displot, histplot, and ecdfplot, a complete rewrite of kdeplot, and substantial enhancements to jointplot and pairplot
    • Centralized input data processing allowing for both standardization and increased flexibility of long- and wide-form variable specification
    • โ™ป๏ธ Substantial internal refactoring to support the new distributions functions and planned improvements in other modules
    • โš  Warning-based enforcement of keyword-only parameters in most functions
    • ๐Ÿ†• New perceptually uniform colormaps and better tools for creating custom numeric color palettes
    • ๐Ÿ‘Œ Improvements to the narrative documentation, including user guide chapters on function types and data structures, along with better cross-linking within the seaborn docs and between the seaborn and matplotlib docs
    • ๐Ÿš€ Numerous other targeted enhancements and bug fixes

    ๐Ÿš€ Please test the release by installing from here or with python -m pip install --upgrade --pre seaborn