f2py man page

f2py — Fortran to Python interface generator

Synopsis

(1) To construct extension module sources:

f2py [<options>] <fortran files> [[[only:]||[skip:]] <fortran functions> ] [: <fortran files> ...]

(2) To compile fortran files and build extension modules:

f2py -c [<options>, <config_fc options>, <extra options>] <fortran files>

(3) To generate signature files:

f2py -h <filename.pyf> ...< same options as in (1) >

Description

This program generates a Python C/API file (<modulename>module.c) that contains wrappers for given Fortran or C functions so that they can be called from Python. With the -c option the corresponding extension modules are built.

Options

-h <filename>

Write signatures of the fortran routines to file <filename> and exit. You can then edit <filename> and use it instead of <fortran files>. If <filename>==stdout then the signatures are printed to stdout.

<fortran functions>

Names of fortran routines for which Python C/API functions will be generated. Default is all that are found in <fortran files>.

skip:

Ignore fortran functions that follow until `:'.

only:

Use only fortran functions that follow until `:'.

:

Get back to <fortran files> mode.

-m <modulename>

Name of the module; f2py generates a Python/C API file <modulename>module.c or extension module <modulename>.  Default is ´untitled´.

--[no-]lower

Do [not] lower the cases in <fortran files>. By default, --lower is assumed with -h key, and --no-lower without -h key.

--build-dir <dirname>

All f2py generated files are created in <dirname>. Default is tempfile.mkdtemp().

--overwrite-signature

Overwrite existing signature file.

--[no-]latex-doc

Create (or not) <modulename>module.tex.  Default is --no-latex-doc.

--short-latex

Create 'incomplete' LaTeX document (without commands \documentclass, \tableofcontents, and \begin{document}, \end{document}).

--[no-]rest-doc

Create (or not) <modulename>module.rst.  Default is --no-rest-doc.

--debug-capi

Create C/API code that reports the state of the wrappers during runtime. Useful for debugging.

-include´<includefile>´

Add CPP #include statement to the C/API code.  <includefile> should be in the format of either `"filename.ext"' or `<filename.ext>'.  As a result <includefile> will be included just before wrapper functions part in the C/API code. The option is depreciated, use `usercode` statement in signature files instead.

--[no-]wrap-functions

Create Fortran subroutine wrappers to Fortran 77 functions. --wrap-functions is default because it ensures maximum portability/compiler independence.

--help-link [..]

List system resources found by system_info.py. [..] may contain a list of resources names. See also --link-<resource> switch below.

--quiet

Run quietly.

--verbose

Run with extra verbosity.

-v

Print f2py version ID and exit.

--include_paths path1:path2:...

Search include files (that f2py will scan) from the given directories.

Config_fc Options

The following options are effective only when -c switch is used.

--help-compiler

List available Fortran compilers [DEPRECIATED].

--fcompiler=<name>

Specify Fortran compiler type by vendor.

--compiler=<name>

Specify C compiler type (as defined by distutils)

--fcompiler-exec=<path>

Specify the path to F77 compiler [DEPRECIATED].

--f90compiler-exec=<path>

Specify the path to F90 compiler [DEPRECIATED].

--help-fcompiler

List available Fortran compilers and exit.

--f77exec=<path>

Specify the path to F77 compiler.

--f90exec=<path>

Specify the path to F90 compiler.

--f77flags="..."

Specify F77 compiler flags.

--f90flags="..."

Specify F90 compiler flags.

--opt="..."

Specify optimization flags.

--arch="..."

Specify architecture specific optimization flags.

--noopt

Compile without optimization.

--noarch

Compile without arch-dependent optimization.

--debug

Compile with debugging information.

Extra Options

The following options are effective only when -c switch is used.

--link-<resource>

Link extension module with <resource> as defined by numpy_distutils/system_info.py. E.g. to link with optimized LAPACK libraries (vecLib on MacOSX, ATLAS elsewhere), use --link-lapack_opt. See also --help-link switch.

-L/path/to/lib/ -l<libname>
-D<define> -U<name> -I/path/to/include/
<filename>.o <filename>.so <filename>.a
-DPREPEND_FORTRAN -DNO_APPEND_FORTRAN -DUPPERCASE_FORTRAN -DUNDERSCORE_G77

Macros that might be required with non-gcc Fortran compilers.

-DF2PY_REPORT_ATEXIT

To print out a performance report of F2PY interface when python exits. Available for Linux.

-DF2PY_REPORT_ON_ARRAY_COPY=<int>

To send a message to stderr whenever F2PY interface makes a copy of an array. Integer <int> sets the threshold for array sizes when a message should be shown.

Requirements

Python 1.5.2 or higher (2.x is supported).

Numerical Python 13 or higher (20.x,21.x,22.x,23.x are supported).

Optional Numarray 0.9 or higher partially supported.

numpy_distutils from Scipy (can be downloaded from F2PY homepage)

See Also

python(1)

Bugs

For instructions on reporting bugs, see

 http://cens.ioc.ee/projects/f2py2e/FAQ.html

Author

Pearu Peterson <pearu@cens.ioc.ee>

Internet Resources

Main website: http://cens.ioc.ee/projects/f2py2e/

User's Guide: http://cens.ioc.ee/projects/f2py2e/usersguide/

Mailing list: http://cens.ioc.ee/mailman/listinfo/f2py-users/

Scipy website: http://www.numpy.org

License

NumPy License

Version

2.45.241