AutoWIG: automatic generation of python bindings for C++ libraries

  • Fernique P
  • Pradal C
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Most of Python and R scientific packages incorporate compiled scientific libraries to speed up the code and reuse legacy libraries. While several semi-automatic solutions exist to wrap these compiled libraries, the process of wrapping a large library is cumbersome and time consuming. In this paper, we introduce AutoWIG, a Python package that wraps automatically compiled libraries into high-level languages using LLVM/Clang technologies and the Mako templating engine. Our approach is automatic, extensible, and applies to complex C++ libraries, composed of thousands of classes or incorporating modern meta-programming constructs.

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Fernique, P., & Pradal, C. (2018). AutoWIG: automatic generation of python bindings for C++ libraries. PeerJ Computer Science, 4, e149. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj-cs.149

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