[SciPy-dev] NumPy f2py GSOC project

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Thu Mar 26 16:07:46 CDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 2:44 PM, Kurt Smith <kwmsmith@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/3/26 ross smith <rjsm@umich.edu>:
> > When I looked at that one,  It seemed to me like they are trying to use
> it
> > to bind fortran and C together with only a thin, fairly transparent
> python
> > layer in the middle.
> Actually, it's more like binding Fortran to Python/Cython and
> enhancing the ability to pass numpy arrays and python buffer objects
> to external fortran code.  The "f2c" capability (with fortran 2003 ISO
> C bindings) is just gravy ;-)  The "python layer" will likely have to
> do a good bit of work to make the passing of arrays seamless to the
> user and minimize the copying of arrays.

I'm a bit confused as to how these two projects relate each other. Should
they be coordinated or can they stand separately? What would be the upshot?
If f2py is updated, then presumably it could act as a drop in replacement
for the current f2py. Would the cython project have that same effect?

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