[SciPy-user] Incorporating SUNDIALS in SciPy

David Grant david at dwavesys.com
Mon Dec 13 13:50:14 CST 2004

Please upload an ebuild to bugs.gentoo.org if you can, and I'll test


Jan-Jan van der Vyver wrote:

>I had no problems with the installation.  (That is it compiled and gave
>no errors).
>I used the following flags 
>$ ./configure  F77=g77 --enable-shared 
>I am on a Gentoo system (I'll create and upload an ebuild if people want
>one). I also have the lam-mpi package installed, which at the moment has
>the --without-fc directive (hence no fortran on mpi). I'll see if I can
>work around that.
>On Fri, 2004-12-10 at 03:03 -0800, Robert Kern wrote:
>>Jan-Jan van der Vyver wrote:
>>>Dear SciPy-community,
>>>The latest package of SUNDAILS (SUite of Nonlinear and
>>>DIfferential/ALgebraic equation Solvers) have just been released (BSD
>>>license). Would it make sense to integrate this in SciPy? If not, why
>>>not? (The major reason I'm still using Matlab is easy to use ode
>>I don't see any showstopper reason not to. There are a handful of 
>>nitpicky reasons, however:
>>It *is* a relatively large package; the source is about 3 MiB unpacked 
>>sans-docs. I'm not sure how many large packages Scipy can depend on. 
>>This one may be worth it, however, particularly if you can get it to 
>>work with sparse arrays.
>>There is a bug in its build process such that "make install" doesn't 
>>work as expected on my machine (Mac OS X 10.3). It's easily worked 
>>around, however.
>>F77 support (which would be the ideal route to a first pass via f2py) 
>>fails to configure with my setup (Fink g77 3.4.2). This is probably an 
>>error with my setup.
>>I think this would be a great addition to Scipy. I would suggest getting 
>>it running outside of Scipy first (though depending *on* Scipy for 
>>scipy_distutils, sparse arrays, etc.). Then, when it's usable, we can 
>>integrate it into the Scipy hierarchy.
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