[Numpy-discussion] ANN: F2PY - Fortran to Python Interface Generator
pearu at cens.ioc.ee
Tue Dec 4 06:17:06 EST 2001
F2PY - Fortran to Python Interface Generator
I am pleased to announce the third public release of f2py (2nd Edition)
f2py is a command line tool for binding Python and Fortran codes. It
scans Fortran 77/90/95 codes and generates a Python C/API module that
makes it possible to call Fortran subroutines from Python. No Fortran or
C expertise is required for using this tool.
*** All basic Fortran types are supported:
integer[ | *1 | *2 | *4 | *8 ], logical[ | *1 | *2 | *4 | *8 ],
character[ | *(*) | *1 | *2 | *3 | ... ]
real[ | *4 | *8 | *16 ], double precision,
complex[ | *8 | *16 | *32 ]
*** Multi-dimensional arrays of (almost) all basic types.
<dim> | <start>:<end> | * | :
*** Supported attributes and statements:
intent([ in | inout | out | hide | in,out | inout,out ])
optional, required, external
NEW: intent(c), threadsafe, fortranname
*** Calling Fortran 77/90/95 subroutines and functions. Also
Fortran 90/95 module subroutines are supported. Internal
initialization of optional arguments.
*** Accessing COMMON blocks from Python.
NEW: Accessing Fortran 90/95 module data.
*** Call-back functions: calling Python functions from Fortran with
very flexible hooks.
*** In Python, arguments of the interfaced functions may be of
different type - necessary type conversations are done
internally in C level.
*** Automatically generates documentation (__doc__,LaTeX) for
*** Automatically generates signature files --- user has full
control over the interface constructions. Automatically
detects the signatures of call-back functions, solves argument
NEW: * Automatically generates setup_<modulename>.py for building
extension modules using tools from distutils and
fortran_support module (from SciPy).
*** Automatically generates Makefile for compiling Fortran and C
codes and linking them to a shared module. Many compilers are
supported: gcc, Compaq Fortran, VAST/f90 Fortran, Absoft
F77/F90, MIPSpro 7 Compilers, etc. Platforms: Intel/Alpha
Linux, HP-UX, IRIX64.
*** Complete User's Guide in various formats (html,ps,pdf,dvi).
*** f2py users list is available for support, feedback, etc.
NEW: * Installation with distutils.
*** And finally, many bugs were fixed.
More information about f2py, see
f2py is released under the LGPL.
Pearu Peterson <pearu at cens.ioc.ee>
December 4, 2001
<P><A HREF="http://cens.ioc.ee/projects/f2py2e/">f2py 2.3.328</A> - The
Fortran to Python Interface Generator (04-Dec-01)
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