[Matrix-SIG] f2py 1.116: The Fortran to Python Interface Generator

Pearu Peterson pearu@ioc.ee
Tue, 25 Jan 2000 16:53:37 +0200

I am pleased to announce the first public release of f2py 1.116:

Writing Python C/API wrappers for Fortran routines can be a very
tedious task, especially if a Fortran routine takes more than 20
arguments but only few of them are relevant for the problems that they

The Fortran to Python Interface Generator, or FPIG for short, is a
command line tool (f2py) for generating Python C/API modules for
wrapping Fortran 77 routines, accessing common blocks from Python, and
calling Python functions from Fortran (call-backs).

The tool can be downloaded from


where you can find also information about f2py features and its User's

f2py is released under the LGPL license.

With regards,
     Pearu Peterson <pearu@ioc.ee>

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Fortran to Python Interface Generator (25-Jan-00)