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- Subject: ODEPACK
- From: ushomirs(at)my-deja.com
- Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 19:06:55 GMT
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
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- Xref: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:16480
It looks like IDL 5.2 includes one of the ODEPACK routines, LSODE. But
that's just the basic routine, FORTRAN ODEPACK on Netlib (which is where
i think they got the routine) has several more sophisticated routines.
In addition, it seems that RSI has done a sloppy job integrating LSODE
into IDL. they don't support all the options the original LSODE has,
including the useful ones, like single-stepping through the integration.
the documentation seems haphazardly put together. for example, their
description of output value STATUS=3 is
"The integration was performed successfully, and no roots were found"
what roots?? anyway, this makes me doubt the correctness of the
Anyway, I have 2 questions.
(1) does anyone know if RSI has plans to integrate the rest of ODEPACK
routines into IDL??
(2) Since the answer to (1) is probably "No", how do I call an IDL
routine from a DLM (dynamically loadable module)?? What i'm thinking is
just compiling all of the odepack routines into a dlm, and writing and
IDL interface. however, i would need to pass the function that computes
the right-hand side of the differential equation to the FORTRAN routine
in a dlm. IDL external development guide describes how to call external
routines from IDL, but not the other way around.
Please note that "Callable IDL" is probably **not** what's needed here.
It seems to me that "callable idl" inits a whole separate copy of idl,
which is clearly not what i need here. (unless i'm wrong on this
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