LSST Science Pipeline release version 16.0 now available

Version 16.0 of the LSST Science Pipeline is now available. Extensive documentation including installation instructions, release notes and scientific characterization are available as usual at:

This release offers native binary packages for recent releases of RHEL and MacOS which will speed up installation times for many users. Major changes in functionality and/or interfaces are listed here:

Many thanks to @josh for all the work done during the release process, to @frossie for all the guidance, to @KSK for preparing the characterization report, to @swinbank drafting the release note, to @timj for the support and @jsick for the updates to And of course many thanks to all DM developers who contributed to this release.


If you are interested in getting v16.0 as well as other stable and weekly releases delivered to your personal computer or to the compute nodes of your favorite cluster, without installing those releases yourself, please visit

There you will find detailed information on how to configure your computer to get lsst_distrib (and lsst_sims) for Linux and macOS operating systems.