HOWTO execute an external program?

Emile van Sebille emile at
Thu Nov 8 12:34:42 CET 2001

"Patrick Guio" <patricg at> wrote in message
news:Pine.LNX.4.30.0111081151190.5102-100000 at
> Dear all,
> I would like to use python as a scripting language to run my simulation
> code. I would like to know how do I do that ?

There are lots of ways.  If you provide more details of where you're
starting from and what you want to get done I'm sure you'll get responses to
help you get there.

> Is there a way to evaluate how long it took to run the command (make a
> kind of summary/log of the run)?

Yes.  The how of that depends.


Emile van Sebille
emile at


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