[SciPy-Dev] Work on fwrap and SciPy

Dag Sverre Seljebotn dagss@student.matnat.uio...
Wed Nov 3 07:47:13 CDT 2010

On 11/03/2010 01:09 PM, william ratcliff wrote:
> Is fwrap feature complete now for f95?

Look here for general information on fwrap:

- http://fwrap.sourceforge.net/
- http://fortrancython.wordpress.com/

Short answer: No, but it's getting there. In particular, there's no 
support for modules, one must wrap global functions.

AFAIK I won't be doing anything about Fortran 90 support.

Dag Sverre

> William
> On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 6:26 AM, Dag Sverre Seljebotn 
> <dagss@student.matnat.uio.no <mailto:dagss@student.matnat.uio.no>> wrote:
>     This is just a quick note to inform people that I am currently working
>     with Enthought to bring SciPy to the .NET platform. In particular, I
>     will work on the Fortran parts of SciPy.
>     The primary strategy will be to improve fwrap enough to make it usable
>     for SciPy, and then move SciPy over to fwrap instead of f2py. The
>     point
>     here is that Carl Witty is already working on a .NET backend for
>     Cython,
>     and since fwrap generates Cython code we get the .NET port that way.
>     All work is done in Enthought's "refactor" branches for now [1]. The
>     intention is certainly to merge back to main eventually, but questions
>     of how or when or whether will have to wait; getting things up and
>     running on .NET has priority.
>     Some details:
>      a) The most important missing feature in fwrap is callbacks. I'm sure
>     there are other things I'll have to implement as well.
>      b) The main strategy is to first move (our own branch of) SciPy over
>     to fwrap and have that work on CPython, and then move to compiling
>     things on .NET
>      c) fwrap does not support g77, only Fortran 90 compilers like
>     gfortran/ifort etc. For the purposes of the .NET port this is
>     likely to
>     be good enough. Before a merge with the main CPython branch one must
>     perhaps look into implementing g77 support in fwrap. I know that David
>     C. at least earlier stated that g77 support is not going away anytime
>     soon. Feedback on this welcome.
>     Dag Sverre
>     [1]
>     http://github.com/teoliphant/numpy-refactor
>     http://github.com/jasonmccampbell/scipy-refactor
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