F2PY: a tool for connecting Fortran and Python programs
by Pearu Peterson
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (IJCSE), Vol. 4, No. 4, 2009

Abstract: In this paper we tackle the problem of connecting low-level Fortran programs to high-level Python programs. The difficulties of mixed language programming between Fortran and C are resolved in an almost compiler and platform independent way. We provide a polished software tool F2PY that can (semi-)automatically build interfaces between the Python and Fortran languages and hence almost completely hide the difficulties from the target user: a research scientist who develops a computer model using a high-performance scripting approach.

Online publication date:: Sun, 08-Nov-2009

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