f2py comparison Re: [Numpy-discussion] [ANN] Pyfort 7.0 Extending Numpy with C

Pearu Peterson pearu at cens.ioc.ee
Sun Mar 24 09:59:04 CST 2002


Nummies might be interested how to wrap C codes with f2py.

On Wed, 20 Mar 2002, Paul Dubois wrote:

> For example, if you have this C code:
> double mydot(int n, double* x, double *y) {
>     int i;
>     double d;
>     d = 0.0;
>     for (i=0; i < n; ++i) d += x[i] *  y[i];
>    return d;
> }
> Then you can create a Pyfort input file mymod.pyf:
>     function mydot (n, x, y)
>         integer:: n=size(x)
>         doubleprecision x(n), y(n)
>         doubleprecision mydot
>     end

Different from pyfort, f2py needs the following signature file:

 python module mymod

    function mydot (n, x, y)
      intent(c) mydot
      integer intent(c):: n=size(x)
      doubleprecision x(n), y(n)
      doubleprecision mydot

   end interface
 end python module

> Compile mydot.c into a library libmydot.a.
> Then:
> pyfort -c cc -i -L. -l mydot mymod.pyf
> builds and installs the module mymod containing function mydot,

With f2py the above is equivalent to

  f2py -c mydot.c mymod.pyf

This compiles mydot.c and builds the module mymod into the current

>  which you
> can use from Python:
> import Numeric, mymod
> x=Numeric.array([1.,2.3.])
> y=Numeric.array([5., -1., -1.])
> print mymod.mydot(x,y)

Python session with f2py generated mymod:

>>> import mymod
>>> print mymod.mydot([1,2,3],[1,2,4.])


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