RFP: Python GDL module - Python / GNU Data Language bridge
Currently Debian offers a package with a standalone version of GDL - GNU
Data Language (GDL is an open-source implementation of the IDL -
Interactive Data Language interpreter).
It is also possible to build GDL as a Python module. The module allows
to call GDL (and hence IDL or PV-WAVE) routines from Python. The module
is based on NumPy. An example use case is plotting data stored in NumPy
containers using GDL plotting routines, e.g.:
>>> import numpy
>>> import GDL
>>> a = numpy.ndarray(10)
>>> GDL.pro("plot", a)
Currently, AFAIK, Fedora is the only distribution shipping packaged GDL
Python module. It would be great to have it in Debian as well!
Probably, separating the "share" data from the GDL Debian package into a
-common type module would make sense then as well, as these files are
equally useful with the Python module as well as with standalone GDL.
Thanks for help,