[SciPy-dev] BVP solver and dependence on Fortran 90/95

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sun Apr 22 13:31:16 CDT 2007

John Travers wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a number of modules I'm working on for my own use which depend
> on Fortran 90/95 language features. One is a python wrapper to a
> boundary value problem solver
> (http://cs.smu.ca/~muir/BVP_SOLVER_Webpage.shtml) which would be a
> very good addition to scipy I think (the authors have explicitly
> agreed that it can be used in scipy).
> My question is: what is the policy on scipy modules depending on
> Fortran 90/95 code. There currently doesn't appear to be any in the
> repository. However with the availability of gfortran now broadening
> and the fact that most (all?) commercial compilers now have full
> support, is it any longer a problem (putting aside f2py support)?

Personally, I still don't trust gfortran to be non-buggy.

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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