[PYTHON MATRIX-SIG] fidl, was: PGPLOT issues

Michael Bell michaelb@gold.iap.net.au
Fri, 7 Mar 97 13:22 WST

Johann Hibschman wrote:

<Snip! goes nonsense from me>
> A more serious problem is the use of output variables, passed by 
> reference in the argument lists of many PGPLOT functions.  Python just 
> won't do this.  The only options I see are to send lists (or other 
> mutable types) to the functions, or to have the pythonized versions 
> return tuples of the output vars.  Not terribly nice.  I've asked on 
> c.l.p if anyone has an elegant solution to this.

When I scanned the list archive I found the man page for 'fidl',
posted by Jim Fulton.  It appeared that, at least in simple cases,
fidl would produce something to work with.  I haven't been able to
find out anything else about it.  Does it still exist, or has it been
absorbed into the general NumPy effort?

Michael Bell
Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines, Western Australia

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