some work on arpack

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at
Sat Oct 21 18:44:48 CDT 2006

On 10/21/06, Bill Baxter <wbaxter at> wrote:
> Here's something I've been wondering: is it ok to port Matlab
> functions over to python?  If so, then it's maybe an afternoon's work
> to get eigs working, given eigs.m and python Arpack wrappers.
> I'm 99% sure it would *not* be kosher to copy-paste their code
> directly, but it's not a copy paste job because of the differences
> between Python and .m.  So it seems a grayer area to me.
> --bb

I haven't the faintest idea. What did the EULA say? What about a copyright?
This sounds like a job for a lawyer, but I would guess it would be a bad
idea unless the code is from a third party with a free license.

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