Python wrapper for polymake
What is it?
The Python module pypolymake provides wrappers for polymake.
The language has been kept as close as possible as the original. The following polymake construction:
polytope> $c = cube(5); polytope > print $c->F_VECTOR; 32 80 80 40 10
is translated in Python as:
>>> from polymake import * >>> c = cube(5) >>> c.F_VECTOR() (32, 80, 80, 40, 10)
The library is currently under development. Many things are not working and are likely to cause segmentation fault!
Installation and source code
To install pypolymake you need polymake in version 3.0 or later together with its header files.
The simplest way to install the package is to use:
$ pip install pypolymake --user
(the –user argument make the installation in your home directory and can be omitted if you have write access to your system). Alternatively, you can download (or clone) the source repository at
and then run in that directory
$ python setup.py install –user
If polymake headers or libraries are installed in a non standard location you may need to set the environment variables CFLAGS, CXXFLAGS, LDFLAGS. For example, on OS X, you need to update LDFLAGS as:
$ export LDFLAGS="-L/System/Library/Perl/5.18/darwin-thread-multi-2level/CORE/ $LDFLAGS" $ python setup.py install --user
You might also need to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH before starting Python if the shared library of polymake (libpolymake.so) is not in a standard directory.
The library pypolymake is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version (see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/)
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