[Numpy-discussion] Calling routines from a Fortran library using python
Thu Feb 18 04:33:02 CST 2010
On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 19:21:03 +0900
David Cournapeau <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Nils Wagner wrote:
>> On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 18:32:18 +0900
>> David Cournapeau <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Nils Wagner wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I have a static library (*.a) compiled by gfortran but
>>>> source files.
>>>> How can I call routines from that library using python ?
>>> Is there any kind of interface (.h, etc...) ? If this is
>>> a proprietary
>>> library, there has to be something so that it can be
>>> called from C, and
>>> anything that can be called from C can be called from
>>> python. If you
>>> don't know at least the functions signatures, it will be
>>> very difficult
>>> (you would have to disassemble the code to find how the
>>> functions are
>>> called, etc...).
>> Hi David,
>> you are right. It's a proprietary library.
>> I found a header file (*.h) including prototype
>> declarations of externally callable procedures.
>> How can I proceed ?
> Exactly as you would do for a C library (ctypes, cython,
>by hand, swig,
> etc...). Once you have the header (plus the C->Fortran
> which depend on your compilers and platforms), it is
>exactly as calling
> a C function in a C library,
To be honest that's over my head. I mean I have never used
Where can I find a step-by-step example for my task ?
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