[Pythonmac-SIG] Hello; F2PY

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Thu Jul 28 21:15:02 CEST 2005

Andreas Voellmy wrote:
> Hello, I'm new to the list.
> I'm wondering if anyone on the list has any experience using f2py  
> (http://cens.ioc.ee/projects/f2py2e/) on the mac os x? I would like  
> to use it so that I can access functions written in fortran in  
> python. I'm having trouble getting it working on tiger. I'm just  
> working on the hello world example and haven't gotten it to compile  
> correctly yet.
> gcc in mac os x apparently has the fortran compiler removed or turned  
> off. So I am using a port of gfortran to compile my fortran. i've  
> gotten f2py to compile a shared library using gfortran, but when I  
> load it into python it has a fatal error and suggests that i may not  
> have compiled the library under the right version. This makes sense.  
> I compiled with gfortran, part of gcc 4.0, while python on my mac is  
> compiled under gcc 3.4. I haven't yet been able to get around this  
> issue.

It works very well using g77-3.4 from http://hpc.sf.net with gcc-3.3 on 
Tiger. The gfortran support is a little flaky, I believe. Hell, gfortran 
is a little flaky.

Robert Kern
rkern at ucsd.edu

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