[fpc-pascal] Translating scientific libraries

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Jul 21 11:04:08 CEST 2005

On Thu, 21 Jul 2005, Agustin Barto wrote:

> I'd like to use some scientific/math librearies like LAPACK and
> GNU/GSL with fpc. I already know about h2pas and external subroutines
> and variables, but I wanted to know if these methods will be able to
> deal with libraries as complex as LAPACK (clapack obviously) and GSL.

Yes, it should work. 

>From what I remember (c)LAPACK is quite a simple library in terms 
of headers.  If you need help with translating, I'm quite willing 
to help, and I'd definitely consider distributing the translated 
headers with FPC.

I don't know about GSL, so I can't help you there.

> I'm porting my graduate thesis project to fpc. It was developed
> entirely on Delphi 7, but fpc compiles it with just a few warnings.
> Awesome.

We like to think so too ;-)

> This program uses my own algebraic library based on the Jedi_Math work
> (which was too slow for my purposes) and I want to replace it with
> something faster.

If you need help, let me know.


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