Boost.Python interface for NumPy; in long-stalled preparation for eventual proposal to Boost
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Latest commit 5fa13be Nov 9, 2016 @TallJimbo TallJimbo committed on GitHub Deprecation notice for move to Boost.Python proper

README.md

Boost.NumPy Build Status

THIS PACKAGE IS NOW DEPRECATED IN FAVOR OF NUMPY SUPPORT INCLUDED DIRECTLY IN BOOST.PYTHON.

NumPy support is scheduled to be included in Boost release 1.63, and is already available on the Boost.Python master branch (https://github.com/boostorg/python/tree/master). The interface is the same as Boost.Numpy, but in a different namespace.

There are currently no plans for further development on this independent package.

Boost.NumPy is an extension for Boost.Python < v1.63 that adds NumPy support.

INSTALLATION

We have provided two build systems: SCons and CMake build system. We reconmmend using CMake for all new users, and for anyone using Python 3 (SCons itself does not support Python 3, and our SCons build is restricted to building against the version of Python that executes SCons.

Please see libs/numpy/doc/cmakeBuild.rst for more information on building with CMake.

Building with SCons should be as simple as running scons and scons install, but you may need to use the --with-boost* options (see scons --help) to specify where to find Boost. The Python that is used by SCons will be the one built against. Additionally, the SConsChecks submodule must be initialized by git before building by running

git submodule update --init

DOCUMENTATION

More documentation on how to use the library can be found in libs/numpy/doc, but it may be most useful to start with the examples in libs/numpy/examples. The headers files are also well documented and are intended to serve as a reference.

ISSUES AND NEW FEATURES

Please create an issue on the GitHub site at:

https://github.com/ndarray/Boost.NumPy/issues

Patches and detailed debugging are greatly appreciated; the authors don't have much time to devote to this project on a regular basis, but we do try to fix critical bugs.

CONTACT

Please post questions, bug reports, and feature requests to the GitHub issues list (see above).

MULTI-PLATFORM SUPPORT

The vast majority of development has happened on Linux/g++, and while we have taken some steps to support MacOS/clang, there hasn't been much testing. There has been very little testing on Windows, though there has been some work contributed to get it working there.

In short, we'd really love to have some testing on additional platforms, especially from people who know their way around SCons, NumPy, or Boost.Python.

HISTORY/AUTHORS

Boost.NumPy was originally written by Jim Bosch as part of the "ndarray" C++ library, then reorganized into a standalone component, cleaned up, and documented as part of a Boost-sponsored Google Summer of Code by Ankit Daftery, mentored by Stefan Seefeld. Philip Miller contributed the CMake build system.

An older version of this project is hosted on the Boost Sandbox:

https://svn.boost.org/svn/boost/sandbox/numpy

but the latest version is on GitHub:

https://github.com/ndarray/Boost.NumPy