Author Wei-Shun Lo
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Date 2017-09-09.20:04:46
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Hi David,

From the error message, the source of the None object was from pip, and it
is grabbing data from the metadata of the package.

  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pip/utils/",
line 48, in check_dist_requires_python
-- By adding 'print(metadata)' on line 46, I have the metadata of theano as

So another fix maybe adding str() in the in pip, I tested it
too and worked fine. It appears to me as of now, getting pip to send the
metadata in string seems to be better.

As for the NoneType object error, somehow it no longer pops up, it might be
related to the original metadata, which may have not define 'METADATA' and

You may close this pull request and issue, I believe that's not necessary
for now.

Thanks !

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*​Theano's metatdata*​
​ ​

Metadata-Version: 1.1

Name: Theano

Version: 0.9.0

Summary: Optimizing compiler for evaluating mathematical expressions on
CPUs and GPUs.


Author: LISA laboratory, University of Montreal


License: BSD

Description-Content-Type: UNKNOWN

Description: Theano is a Python library that allows you to define,
optimize, and efficiently evaluate mathematical expressions involving
multi-dimensional arrays. It is built on top of NumPy_. Theano features:

         * **tight integration with NumPy:** a similar interface to
NumPy's. numpy.ndarrays are also used internally in Theano-compiled

         * **transparent use of a GPU:** perform data-intensive
computations up to 140x faster than on a CPU (support for float32 only).

         * **efficient symbolic differentiation:** Theano can compute
derivatives for functions of one or many inputs.

         * **speed and stability optimizations:** avoid nasty bugs when
computing expressions such as log(1 + exp(x)) for large values of x.

         * **dynamic C code generation:** evaluate expressions faster.

         * **extensive unit-testing and self-verification:** includes tools
for detecting and diagnosing bugs and/or potential problems.

        Theano has been powering large-scale computationally intensive

        research since 2007, but it is also approachable enough to be used
in the

        classroom (IFT6266 at the University of Montreal).

        .. _NumPy:


        Release Notes


        Theano 0.9.0 (20th of March, 2017)


        This is a final release of Theano, version ``0.9.0``, with a lot of

        new features, interface changes, improvements and bug fixes.

        We recommend that everybody update to this version.

        Highlights (since 0.8.0):

         - Better Python 3.5 support

         - Better numpy 1.12 support

         - Conda packages for Mac, Linux and Windows

         - Support newer Mac and Windows versions

         - More Windows integration:

           - Theano scripts (``theano-cache`` and ``theano-nose``) now
works on Windows

           - Better support for Windows end-lines into C codes

           - Support for space in paths on Windows

         - Scan improvements:

           - More scan optimizations, with faster compilation and gradient

           - Support for checkpoint in scan (trade off between speed and
memory usage, useful for long sequences)

           - Fixed broadcast checking in scan

         - Graphs improvements:

           - More numerical stability by default for some graphs

           - Better handling of corner cases for theano functions and graph

           - More graph optimizations with faster compilation and execution

           - smaller and more readable graph

         - New GPU back-end:

           - Removed warp-synchronous programming to get good results with
newer CUDA drivers

           - More pooling support on GPU when cuDNN isn't available

           - Full support of ignore_border option for pooling

           - Inplace storage for shared variables

           - float16 storage

           - Using PCI bus ID of graphic cards for a better mapping between
theano device number and nvidia-smi number

           - Fixed offset error in ``GpuIncSubtensor``

         - Less C code compilation

         - Added support for bool dtype

         - Updated and more complete documentation

         - Bug fixes related to merge optimizer and shape inference

         - Lot of other bug fixes, crashes fixes and warning improvements

        A total of 123 people contributed to this release since 0.8.0, see
list below.

        Interface changes:

         - Merged ``CumsumOp/CumprodOp`` into ``CumOp``

         - In MRG module:

           - Replaced method ``multinomial_wo_replacement()`` with new
method ``choice()``

           - Random generator now tries to infer the broadcast pattern of
its output

         - New pooling interface

         - Pooling parameters can change at run time

         - Moved ``softsign`` out of sandbox to

         - Using floatX dtype when converting empty list/tuple

         - ``Roll`` make the shift be modulo the size of the axis we roll on

         - ``round()`` default to the same as NumPy: half_to_even

        Convolution updates:

         - Support of full and half modes for 2D and 3D convolutions
including in ``conv3d2d``

         - Allowed pooling of empty batch

         - Implement ``conv2d_transpose`` convenience function

         - Multi-cores convolution and pooling on CPU

         - New abstract 3d convolution interface similar to the 2d
convolution interface

         - Dilated convolution


         - cuDNN: support versoin 5.1 and wrap batch normalization (2d and
3d) and RNN functions

         - Multiple-GPU, synchrone update (via platoon, use NCCL)

         - Gemv(matrix-vector product) speed up for special shape

         - cublas gemv workaround when we reduce on an axis with a
dimensions size of 0

         - Warn user that some cuDNN algorithms may produce unexpected
results in certain environments

           for convolution backward filter operations

         - ``GPUMultinomialFromUniform`` op now supports multiple dtypes

         - Support for ``MaxAndArgMax`` for some axis combination

         - Support for solve (using cusolver), erfinv and erfcinv

         - Implemented ``GpuAdvancedSubtensor``

        New features:

         - ``OpFromGraph`` now allows gradient overriding for every input

         - Added Abstract Ops for batch normalization that use cuDNN when
available and pure Theano CPU/GPU alternatives otherwise

         - Added gradient of solve, tensorinv (CPU), tensorsolve (CPU),
searchsorted (CPU), DownsampleFactorMaxGradGrad (CPU)

         - Added Multinomial Without Replacement

         - Allowed partial evaluation of compiled function

         - More Rop support

         - Indexing support ellipsis: ``a[..., 3]```, ``a[1,...,3]``

         - Added ``theano.tensor.{tensor5,dtensor5, ...}``

         - compiledir_format support device

         - Added New Theano flag ``conv.assert_shape`` to check
user-provided shapes at runtime (for debugging)

         - Added new Theano flag ``cmodule.age_thresh_use``

         - Added new Theano flag ``cuda.enabled``

         - Added new Theano flag ``nvcc.cudafe`` to enable faster
compilation and import with old CUDA back-end

         - Added new Theano flag ``print_global_stats`` to print some
global statistics (time spent) at the end

         - Added new Theano flag ``profiling.ignore_first_call``, useful to
profile the new gpu back-end

         - remove ProfileMode (use Theano flag ``profile=True`` instead)


         - Split op now has C code for CPU and GPU

         - ``theano-cache list`` now includes compilation times

         - Speed up argmax only on GPU (without also needing the max)

         - More stack trace in error messages

         - Speed up cholesky grad

         - ``log(sum(exp(...)))`` now get stability optimized

        Other more detailed changes:

         - Added Jenkins (gpu tests run on pull requests in addition to
daily buildbot)

         - Removed old benchmark directory and other old files not used

         - Use of 64-bit indexing in sparse ops to allow matrix with more
then 2\ :sup:`31`\ -1 elements

         - Allowed more then one output to be an destructive inplace

         - More support of negative axis

         - Added the keepdims parameter to the norm function

         - Make scan gradient more deterministic

        Commiters since 0.8.0:

         - Frederic Bastien

         - Arnaud Bergeron

         - Pascal Lamblin

         - Steven Bocco

         - Ramana Subramanyam

         - Simon Lefrancois

         - Gijs van Tulder

         - Benjamin Scellier

         - khaotik

         - Chiheb Trabelsi

         - Chinnadhurai Sankar

         - Cesar Laurent

         - Reyhane Askari

         - Mohammad Pezeshki

         - Alexander Matyasko

         - Alexandre de Brebisson

         - Mathieu Germain

         - Nan Rosemary Ke

         - Pierre Luc Carrier

         - Olivier Mastropietro

         - Thomas George

         - Saizheng Zhang

         - Iulian Vlad Serban

         - Francesco Visin

         - Caglar

         - Faruk Ahmed

         - Harm de Vries

         - Samira Shabanian

         - Vincent Dumoulin

         - Nicolas Ballas

         - Jakub Sygnowski

         - Jan Schlüter

         - Samira Ebrahimi Kahou

         - Mikhail Korobov

         - Fei Wang

         - Kv Manohar

         - Jesse Livezey

         - Kelvin Xu

         - Matt Graham

         - Ruslana Makovetsky

         - Sina Honari

         - Bryn Keller

         - Ciyong Chen

         - Vitaliy Kurlin

         - Zhouhan LIN

         - Gokula Krishnan

         - Kumar Krishna Agrawal

         - Ozan Çağlayan

         - Vincent Michalski

         - affanv14

         - Amjad Almahairi

         - Ray Donnelly

         - Tim Cooijmans

         - happygds

         - mockingjamie

         - Christos Tsirigotis

         - Florian Bordes

         - Ilya Kulikov

         - RadhikaG

         - Taesup (TS) Kim

         - Ying Zhang

         - Anton Chechetka

         - Karthik Karanth

         - Kirill Bobyrev

         - Rebecca N. Palmer

         - Yang Zhang

         - Yaroslav Ganin

         - Jonas Degrave

         - Liwei Cai

         - Lucas Beyer

         - Michael Harradon

         - Morgan Stuart

         - Tim Gasper

         - Xavier Bouthillier

         - p

         - texot

         - Andrés Gottlieb

         - Ben Poole

         - Bhavishya Pohani

         - Carl Thomé

         - David Bau

         - Dimitar Dimitrov

         - Evelyn Mitchell

         - Fei Zhan

         - Fuchai

         - Fábio Perez

         - Gennadiy Tupitsin

         - Gilles Louppe

         - Greg Ciccarelli

         - He

         - Huan Zhang

         - Kaixhin

         - Kevin Keraudren

         - Maltimore

         - Marc-Alexandre Cote

         - Marco

         - Marius F. Killinger

         - Martin Drawitsch

         - Maxim Kochurov

         - Micah Bojrab

         - Neil

         - Nizar Assaf

         - Rithesh Kumar

         - Rizky Luthfianto

         - Robin Millette

         - Roman Ring

         - Sander Dieleman

         - Sebastin Santy

         - Shawn Tan

         - Wazeer Zulfikar

         - Wojciech Głogowski

         - Yann N. Dauphin

         - gw0 []

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Keywords: theano math numerical symbolic blas numpy gpu autodiff

Platform: Windows

Platform: Linux

Platform: Solaris

Platform: Mac OS-X

Platform: Unix

Classifier: Development Status :: 4 - Beta

Classifier: Intended Audience :: Education

Classifier: Intended Audience :: Science/Research

Classifier: Intended Audience :: Developers

Classifier: License :: OSI Approved :: BSD License

Classifier: Programming Language :: Python

Classifier: Topic :: Software Development :: Code Generators

Classifier: Topic :: Software Development :: Compilers

Classifier: Topic :: Scientific/Engineering :: Mathematics

Classifier: Operating System :: Microsoft :: Windows

Classifier: Operating System :: POSIX

Classifier: Operating System :: Unix

Classifier: Operating System :: MacOS

Classifier: Programming Language :: Python :: 2

Classifier: Programming Language :: Python :: 2.7

Classifier: Programming Language :: Python :: 3

Classifier: Programming Language :: Python :: 3.3
Classifier: Programming Language :: Python :: 3.4

On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 10:04 AM, R. David Murray <>

> R. David Murray added the comment:
> Can you figure out what the input to feedparser is in those cases?  If pip
> or whatever is feeding in a None object, then that's not a bug in
> feedparser.  However, if the input is a string (or bytes via the bytes
> interface) and this is heppening, then there's probably something wrong,
> but we'll need to see the actual input to determine what.
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