Multipack (a collection of FORTRAN routines interfaced with NumPy)
Multipackmodule 0.7 is a
C-extension module along with the FORTRAN routines it calls that
provide a user-interface to the commonly used subroutines of ODEPACK,
QUADPACK, MINPACK, etc. It aims to provide all the numerical
horsepower to provide the scientist/engineer with a complete
interactive data analysis environment comparative to MATLAB, Octave,
Scilab, etc. but built on the powerful and flexible Python language. Please note: Multipack
requires Python 1.5.2
Currently the package contains functions to numerically:
solve N nonlinear equations in N unknowns.
minimize m nonlinear equations in n unknowns (Levenberg-Marquardt)
integrate an ordinary differential equation (stiff or nonstiff)
integrate a function of 1, 2, or 3 variables.
fit a set of points to a 1- or 2-D spline and find derivatives,
integrals, interpolations, etc. of those splines. (Pearu Peterson)
Contributions are always welcome. A CVS server has been setup to
which individuals granted access can commit changes directly to the
developing source code. Access will be granted to anyone who shows
desire to contribute to the project. Send mail to Travis Oliphant for
The current release is 0.70. You can download the package as a gzipped
tarball, a binary RPM for i386 Linux
or a source RPM.
The HTML version of the usersguide is incomplete in the
distribution. You can find an up-to-date version of the usersguide
on the site of Pearu Peterson, a major contributor to multipack.
These packages were developed for UNIX but can be compiled under
windows using the directions of Robert
Kern. Look on his site for future Windows binaries as well. You
need a FORTRAN 77 compiler to compile this package.
If you are trying to build for another platform, I have not made it
trivial but it should be straightforward. (If anyone as some auto
configure experience they'd like to share please feel free.) The steps
Alter machine specific files in the mach subdirectory (d1mach in
particular) to reflect your platform.
Alter the top of the Makefile in the top level directory to
reflect your FORTRAN and C compiler and flags for building a shared library.
Run make from the top level directory
Run make install: This will make a new subdirectory in your site-packages directory (and the necessary *.pth file) and install all necessary files in that directory.