[SciPy-dev] petsc - UMFPACK and scipy

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Apr 18 10:24:52 CDT 2007

Ondrej Certik wrote:
> I think Python projects which are not just python bindings to some
> C++/Fortran library (and SciPy definitely is not) should work in a way
> that you just download them and import in python, without any
> installation and it should just work, at least basic things.

But most of the things in scipy that aren't *just* wrappers around C or FORTRAN
*use* just-wrappers of C and FORTRAN libraries. I'm sorry that this doesn't meet
your standards, but there's really no getting around it.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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