get_dependency_version(package_name, raw_string=False)[source]

Get version information of a dependency package.

Parameters:package_name (str) Name of package to return version info for
Returns:Package version as a list of three integers or None if import fails. With option raw_string=True returns raw version string instead (or None if import fails). The last version number can indicate different things like it being a version from the old svn trunk, the latest git repo, some release candidate version, ... If the last number cannot be converted to an integer it will be set to 0.