Scientific Libraries in Python

Brian Gough bjgough at network-theory.spam.trap.co.uk
Thu Nov 22 15:43:15 CET 2001


On Thu, 22 Nov 2001 01:08:06 +0530, Prabhu Ramachandran <prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in> wrote:
>>>>>> "BG" == Brian Gough <bjgough at network-theory.spam.trap.co.uk> writes:
> 
> [snip]
> 
>    BG> The Python License is GPL-compatible, and the Python-GSL
>    BG> wrappers are under the GPL so there's no problem in using GSL
>    BG> with Python.
> 
> True but that's not exactly the problem.  SciPy is released under a
> BSD license, so can SciPy use GSL internally?  I guess not.

Right.  Applications which use GPL-ed libraries need to be under the
GPL if they are distributed.


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