[SciPy-dev] petsc - UMFPACK and scipy

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Apr 18 10:24:52 CDT 2007


Ondrej Certik wrote:
> I think Python projects which are not just python bindings to some
> C++/Fortran library (and SciPy definitely is not) should work in a way
> that you just download them and import in python, without any
> installation and it should just work, at least basic things.

But most of the things in scipy that aren't *just* wrappers around C or FORTRAN
*use* just-wrappers of C and FORTRAN libraries. I'm sorry that this doesn't meet
your standards, but there's really no getting around it.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco


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