Scientific Libraries in Python

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at
Tue Nov 13 10:11:11 CET 2001


>>>>> "FP" == fperez528  <Fernando> writes:

    FP> The first major release of the GNU Scientific Library is now
    FP> available for general use.

    FP> The GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is a free numerical library
    FP> for C programmers.  The routines have been written from
    FP> scratch by the GSL team in ANSI C.  They present a modern API,
    FP> allowing wrappers to be written for very high level languages.
    FP> The library includes a 450-page reference manual and is
    FP> distributed under the GNU General Public License.

Yes, the GSL sounds terrific and has a very detailed manual, but its
license might be a problem.  SciPy is distributed under a BSD like
license so i dont think it would be possible to use a GPL'd library
and extend it to be used in a non-GPL framework.  However, IANAL, and
am pretty ignorant of all the ramifications of all these licenses. :(


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