[Numpy-discussion] Calling routines from a Fortran library using python

Matthieu Brucher matthieu.brucher@gmail....
Thu Feb 18 04:55:07 CST 2010

> Ok I have extracted the *.o files from the static library.
> Applying the file command to the object files yields
> ELF 64-bit LSB relocatable, AMD x86-64, version 1 (SYSV),
> not stripped
> What's that supposed to mean ?

It means that each object file is an object file compiled with -fPIC,
so you just have to make a shared library (gfortran -shared *.o -o

Then, you can try to open the library with ctypes. If something is
lacking, you may have to add -lsome_library to the gfortran line.

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