some work on arpack

Stefan van der Walt stefan at
Sun Oct 22 04:43:01 CDT 2006

On Sun, Oct 22, 2006 at 09:27:39AM +0900, Bill Baxter wrote:
> On 10/22/06, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris at> wrote:
> > 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 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.
> Gee, there's an idea.  :-)
> ---- from License.txt ----
> -------------------------
> So. If you're a Matlab licensee it would be ok to use it in your own
> stuff, but putting it in Numpy is definitely out of the question.

A lot of the code in the Octave Forge is licensed under the BSD
license, so you can use that.  Unfortunately, the main Octave code is
released under the GPL.


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