[SciPy-Dev] Python bindings for KLU
Sat Mar 17 20:08:41 CDT 2012
On 17 March 2012 20:36, Nathaniel Smith <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mar 17, 2012 5:21 PM, "Richard Lincoln" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Hello SciPy-Dev,
> Hi Richard,
>> I am working on a distribution system simulator in Python. I would
>> like to use KLU to solve sparse sets of complex linear equations.
>> What would you recommend I use to create Python bindings for this C
>> library? I don't have any experience with this and there seem to be
>> several options available. If you could point me towards any good
>> examples of similar bindings, that too would be very greatly
> I'd suggest using Cython for bindings, and taking a look at scikits.sparse:
> It has quite complete Cython bindings for CHOLMOD:
> Not only does this give an example of using Cython to work with sparse
> matrices and Tim Davis' code, there's a fair amount of infrastructure
> that can probably be re-used -- I believe that KLU relies on CHOLMOD's
> data structures for basic sparse matrix tasks. If you'd like to
> contribute your work to scikits.sparse, then we can factor this out
> into shared code.
Thank you for the advice Nathaniel. Unfortunately, my project has a
BSD license and scikits-sparse uses the GNU GPL. However, I found
scikits-umfpack by Robert Cimrman.
It uses SWIG and shouldn't take much effort to adapt.
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