[SciPy-user] ODE solvers and Scipy

David Linke davidlinke at tiscali.de
Sat Aug 12 09:31:30 CDT 2006

Hi John,

Here is a page that might be of interest (other ODE solver integrated 
via f2py, maybe a little outdated):


IIRC, another system for solving ODEs was developed at the same place.


JJ wrote:
> Hello.  
> I am just about to start building a somewhat complex
> dynamic model that will incorporate a large  number
> (~50-100) of differential equations and parameters to
> be estimated.  This is my first project of this type,
> so I am on a steep learning curve.  I could build it
> using Matlab's Simulink, but I would rather build it
> in Python.  I have looked for good graphical
> interfaces to ODE solvers in Python but have not found
> any that seem suitable.  I would not mind using the
> Scipy ODE solvers, but I have a couple of quick,
> simple questions before I invest a lot of time in that
> direction.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.  
> -- The (few) examples I have seen in using Scipy's ODE
> functions are only small, simple ones.  Is there
> anything to prevent use of the solvers for larger,
> more complex systems of ODEs?
> -- Has anyone seen a good tutorial on use of Scipy's
> ODE solver for larger (or at least not tiny) problems?
> -- Are there other Open Source packages out there that
> might offer more options than Scipy's ODE solver?  I
> dont want to make this job any harder than I need to. 
> Ive looked but didnt see any.
> -- Simulink offers use of various model blocks to
> simplify model building.  I can write my own, but is
> there any public code already available along these
> lines for use with Scipy's ODE solver?
> Please pardon the simplicity of my questions and
> thanks for your help.  Would anyone be willing to
> allow me to write privately if I have a few troubles
> along the way?
> John
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