[Numpy-discussion] extension questions: f2py and cython

Andrew Hawryluk HAWRYLA@novachem....
Thu Oct 15 10:10:10 CDT 2009

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> bounces@scipy.org] On Behalf Of Robin
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> Subject: [Numpy-discussion] extension questions: f2py and cython
> Hi,
> Sent this last week but checking the archives it appears not to have
> got through. Hopefully this will work...
> I am looking at moving some of my code to fortran to use with f2py. To
> get started I used this simple example:


> But I have some questions. It seems to work as is, but I don't set c
> zeros anywhere. Can I assume arrays created by f2py are zero?

As I understand it, uninitialized variables in Fortran are
compiler/system-dependent. Some compilers initialize values to zero,
many leave the previous contents of the memory in place. It is safest to
never use the value of an uninitialized variable.


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