Continuous system simulation in Python

Sébastien Boisgérault Sebastien.Boisgerault at
Sat Oct 8 20:06:25 CEST 2005

Simulink is a framework widely used by the control engineers ...
It is not *perfect* but the ODEs piece is probably the best
part of the simulator. Why were you not convinced ?

You may also have a look at Scicos and Ptolemy II. These
simulators are open-source ... but not based on Python.



Nicolas Pernetty a écrit :

> Hello Phil,
> Yes I have considered Octave. In fact I'm already using Matlab and
> decided to 'reject' it for Python + Numeric/numarray + SciPy because I
> think you could do more in Python and in more simple ways.
> Problem is that neither Octave, Matlab and Python offer today a
> framework to build continuous system simulator (in fact Matlab with
> Simulink and SimMechanics, do propose, but I was not convinced at all).
> Regards,
> *********** REPLY SEPARATOR  ***********
> On 7 Oct 2005 11:00:54 -0700, phil_nospam_schmidt at wrote :
> > Nicholas,
> >
> > Have you looked at Octave? It is not Python, but I believe it can talk
> > to Python.
> > Octave is comparable to Matlab for many things, including having ODE
> > solvers. I have successfully used it to model and simulate simple
> > systems. Complex system would be easy to model as well, provided that
> > you model your dynamic elements with (systems of) differential
> > equations.
> >

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