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Re: Re: Pythonika: Python in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg71937] Re: [mg71563] Re: Pythonika: Python in Mathematica
  • From: Ero Carrera <ero.carrera at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 06:04:36 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <eisdkf$l7t$1@smc.vnet.net> <200611231041.FAA25250@smc.vnet.net>

Some modules/uses are, for instance:

  -Numpy (will use LAPACK if installed)
  -NetworkX
  -MPI libraries (pyMPI)
  -Database connectivity

(Some of these modules just provide for thing that can be done within  
Mathematica, but code that uses them can actually be later run  
outside, independently from Mathematica. That was one of the things I  
was looking after, so I can use Mathematica as a research environment  
and once the code does what I intend it to do I can just run it  
somewhere else)

Although I had other things in mind. For one, taking advantage of the  
interactivity of the Mathematic notebooks to test algorithms written  
in Python that I could later deploy as a module and use outside  
Mathematica. I also wanted to be able to use/connect to modules I had  
written in Python (or C/C++ ones wrapped on it).
As it's the machine's native Python that it's embedded, there are a  
good bunch of highly optimized scientific packages already available  
(like the previously listed).

--
Ero

On Nov 23, 2006, at 11:41 AM, Frank Iannarilli wrote:

>
> Ero Carrera wrote:
>> ...allows to use all of Python's standard modules.
>>
>
> Thanks, Ero.
>
> Could you name some example Python modules that perform useful work,
> that can't readily be done using Mathematica built-in or standard
> packages?  This question is not meant to be adversarial - I'm just
> trying to understand the extra utility that might be available thanks
> to your new MathLink.
>
> Regards,
> Frank
>


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