Anybody has ported talib to Python via SWIG

Aldo Ceccarelli ceccarelli.aldo at
Mon Jan 28 14:23:29 CET 2008

On 26 Gen, 19:33, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-... at> wrote:
> En Thu, 24 Jan 2008 20:49:33 -0200, Aldo Ceccarelli  
> <ceccarelli.a... at> escribi�:
> > Hi Everybody,
> > TaLib (technical analysis package with function indicators coded in C/C
> > ++, has a complete library with source in C/C+
> > +.
> > I am new to SWIG (wrapper interface generator) and would really
> > appreciate any Python (.py) port of TaLib to be able to call and test
> > TaLib's functions (f.i. MACD, Parabolic SAR and so on) in some Python
> > (2.5) script.
> > Do you have idea whether TaLib Python package has already been
> > generated and can be eventually downloaded anywhere?
> If Talib has a C API (not C++), the ctypes module can be used to call  
> those C functions, so there is no need to write a special SWIG wrapper. In  
> fact it may be much easier to do that way.
> ctypes is a standard module on Python 2.5, and is documented here:
> --
> Gabriel Genellina

Many thanks a lot, Gabriel.
I will study ctypes and its applicability to ta-lib in particular; in
negative case I will go through ta-lib forum available (for registered
users) at here I have just found several posts of
people describing their path to ta-lib port via SWIG too. Again thanks
and kindest regards:-) Aldo

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