scitools(1) run a SciTools command

SYNOPSIS

scitools command [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

The scitools script takes a command and runs a corresponding utility. The available commands are listed below.

file2interactive
Utility for taking a set of Python statements in a file and creating the corresponding interactive Python shell session.

floatdiff
Script for examining differences in regression tests involving floating-point numbers. Used in [1].

regression
Simple front-end script to SciTools' Regression module. Used in [1].

ps2mpeg
Utility for turning a set of PostScript files into an MPEG movie, using mpeg_encode or ppmtompeg.

profiler
Script for simplifying the execution of Python's profiling tools. Used in [1].

rename
Script for renaming a set of files by substituting one string or regular expression with another.

subst
Script for subsituting a phrase by another in a set of files. Accepts regular expressions. Treated in [1].

replace
Script for subsituting a phrase by another in a set of files. Does not use regular expressions, just plain text (well suited for substituting text with much use of backslashes, curly braces, and other special characters in regular expressions (e.g., LaTeX text).

movie
Script for creating a movie file from a sequence of image files (frames). By default an HTML file for displaying the image (PNG) files are made.

pyreport
Processes a Python script and pretty prints the results using LateX. If the script uses show() commands (from scitools.easyviz) they are caught by pyreport and the resulting graphs are inserted in the output pdf. Comments lines starting with "#!" are interpreted as rst lines and pretty printed accordingly in the pdf.

[1] H. P. Langtangen: Python Scripting for Computational Science. Third
edition, second printing. Springer, 2009.

OPTIONS

-h, --help
Show usage for all commands and exit.

BUGS

Send comments, questions, bug reports etc. to [email protected]

LICENSE

SciTools is licensed under the new BSD license.

AUTHOR

SciTools is written by Hans Petter Langtangen <[email protected]>, Johannes Ring <[email protected]>, Ilmar Wilbers <[email protected]>, and Rolv E. Bredesen <[email protected]>. This manual page is written by Johannes Ring <[email protected]>.