TensorFlow in versions >=2.1<=2.3 stated SciPy as a dependency but it is not used in the codebase

Even though SciPy is stated in the requirements of TensorFlow>=2.1<=2.3, it is not used in TensorFlow’s codebase.

Issue description

TensorFlow releases matching version specification >=2.1<=2.3 stated SciPy package as a dependency. This dependency is used only in TensorFlow testsuite and is not used when running TensorFlow as a library.

The installation process time can be affected negatively as SciPy can trigger building native extensions. Moreover, shipping the application with code that is not used has additional disadvantages.

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Issue fix

Resolver will automatically remove SciPy and all its dependencies from the application dependencies if the application does not use this package (directly or indirectly using other dependencies).

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