[SciPy-user] GiNaC / Scipy ?

Ryan Krauss ryanlists at gmail.com
Tue Apr 25 06:54:08 CDT 2006


I think it looks pretty cool, but it can't be included in SciPy unless
the ginac authors would change the licensing from GPL to BSD-like.

Does anyone have a feel for its linear algebra capabilities?

Ryan

On 4/25/06, Jelle Feringa / EZCT Architecture & Design Research
<jelle.feringa at ezct.net> wrote:
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>  I don't have much to say Re: SciPy and this, but it's certainly worth
> linking to from the SciPy wiki, if nothing else.  I guess the main thing
> you'd want is to be able to do is evaluate GiNaC expressions using values
> taken from Numpy arrays.
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> From what I understand one is able to do so with the current state of the
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> Which is pretty impressive.
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> I cant say so for sure since I haven't been able to build GiNaC so far.
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>  Are the SWIG wrappers currently better than the Boost::python wrappers
> linked to from the main ginac page?  Since they're linked, the boost ones
> seem to be more "official" than the swig ones.
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> Some pointers on that matter here:
> http://swiginac.berlios.de/chicago05.pdf
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> The boost.python wrapper is also a orphane, perhaps that's been a strong
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> Also it seems the auther prefers SWIG over boost.python
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>  // Let's not overlook Matlab's symbolic toolbox either.  ;-)
>  // (It's pretty much the only add-on toolbox I ever use in Matlab.)
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> I'm a bit surprised sometimes by the dominance of matlab references on this
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> Quite sure you'd like mathematica a lot of symbolic computing is of your
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> On that note, mathematica comes supplied with a (mathlink) module for
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> I've tried building this module
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> But never managed to do so successfully. Python dies when I import the
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> I would love to know whether anyone successfully build it…
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> Cheers,
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> -jelle
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