[SciPy-user] Automatic MATLAB to scipy/numpy/pylab conversion

Stef Mientki s.mientki@ru...
Tue Jul 15 15:24:16 CDT 2008

anirudh vij wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 9:24 AM, Hoyt Koepke <hoytak@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I know I'm a little late to the main discussion, but FYI there is a
>> project, pym, which claims to do some conversion:
>> http://code.google.com/p/pym/  It's only available from svn, and
>> there's no claim about how well it works, but it might be a good
>> starting point.  I believe it's MIT licensed, so no issue there.  Plus
>> the authors might be good contacts.
>> --Hoyt
> thanks for this. Your google-fu is stronger than mine :)
I couldn't find any files
(don't understand anything of SVN)
could you please attach the downloaded files to this list ?

> Work on my own script has been sluggish, since there is a conference
> going on here. I am looking at the pym code right now to see how
> usable it is.
>> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 7:16 AM, Joe Harrington <jh@physics.ucf.edu> wrote:
>>> Automatic conversion of at least the boring stuff is crucial.  No
>>> matter how educational rewriting your code may be, if you have 100,000
>>> lines of tools and utilities to convert, you generally can't.  Our
>>> IDL-based group has made good use of i2py, which may at least provide
>>> some educational examples for converting MATLAB, if not a usable
>>> framework.  The general thing is to covert what is easy, and at least
>>> flag what is difficult.  It doesn't do a mapping of function names to
>>> function names or anything like that.  Here's the URL, hope it helps.
>>> http://software.pseudogreen.org/i2py/
>>> If you do a general parser approach, it would be useful to do it in
>>> such a way that the front end can be ripped out and modified or
>>> replaced with one for another language.
>>> I've added a section on the scipy.org wiki under Topical Software for
>>> conversion programs.  When yours is ready, please put in a link there.
> Will do. Meanwhile, should a link to pym be put up on the wiki?
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