[SciPy-user] Using ctypes and scipy

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu_r at users.sf.net
Tue Nov 22 23:23:50 CST 2005


>>>>> "Travis" == Travis Oliphant <oliphant at ee.byu.edu> writes:

    Travis> I'm including a (small) section in my book on the use of
    Travis> ctypes with scipy.  But, I wanted to let users know a
    Travis> little bit of how nifty it can be for calling out to an
    Travis> external compiled-library.  Ctypes is an additional Python
    Travis> module downloaded separately ( see
    Travis> http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/ctypes/ )

[...]

    Travis> Kind of nifty, no?

Definitely!  Thanks for the tip!  While I think using scipy.weave is a
lot cleaner, this is certainly useful to know!  In fact, this is an
interesting way to write a pure Python wrapper for a C library.

cheers,
prabhu



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