[SciPy-Dev] Consensus on the future of integrate.ode

Guyer, Jonathan E. Dr. jonathan.guyer@nist....
Mon Sep 9 12:08:19 CDT 2013

On Sep 9, 2013, at 9:08 AM, boyfarrell@gmail.com wrote:

> PETSc seems powerful and I love the idea of having many solver than can take advantage of multiple cores. That is certainly very attractive. I agree with your downsides Geoff; it looks terrifying! This is compounded by the fact that I can't even tell how to solve a simple problem because the docs are poor (well not as friendly as scipy at least).

The petsc4py docs are effectively nonexistent, although the examples are not bad. When I was working on a FiPy-PETSc interface (not quite there, yet) I spent a lot of time in the petsc4py code to figure out what it was actually doing and what it was calling in PETSc-proper (not that I know that interface, either, but it's at least documented).

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