some work on arpack

Stefan van der Walt stefan at sun.ac.za
Sun Oct 22 04:43:01 CDT 2006


On Sun, Oct 22, 2006 at 09:27:39AM +0900, Bill Baxter wrote:
> On 10/22/06, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 10/21/06, Bill Baxter <wbaxter at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Here's something I've been wondering: is it ok to port Matlab
> > > functions over to python?  If so, then it's maybe an afternoon's work
> > > to get eigs working, given eigs.m and python Arpack wrappers.
> > > [...]
> >
> > I haven't the faintest idea. What did the EULA say? What about a copyright?
> > This sounds like a job for a lawyer, but I would guess it would be a bad
> > idea unless the code is from a third party with a free license.
> 
> Gee, there's an idea.  :-)
> 
> ---- from License.txt ----
[...]
> -------------------------
> 
> So. If you're a Matlab licensee it would be ok to use it in your own
> stuff, but putting it in Numpy is definitely out of the question.

A lot of the code in the Octave Forge is licensed under the BSD
license, so you can use that.  Unfortunately, the main Octave code is
released under the GPL.

Cheers
Stéfan

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