Tuesday 25 September 2018

Calling The SigLib Digital Signal Processing Library From Julia

SigLib DSP functions can be called from many languages, such as Python, Java, C#, Perl etc., using the SWIG API.

I've been tracking Julia for a while however V1.0 of Julia was released recently so I thought I would evaluate some of its cool features for DSP prototyping.

Integrating SigLib with Julia was unbelievably easy using the ccall API. If only other languages contained a similarly simple API ;-)

To run SigLib (or any other shared library) from Julia is very easy using ccall.

For SigLib, copy the following code into a file "juliaSigLib.jl" :

A = [3.4, 1.8, -2.8, 6.4]
B = Array{Float64,1}(undef, length(A))

absMax = ccall((:SDA_AbsMax, "siglib"), Float64, (Ptr{Cdouble},Cint), A, length(A))
println("absMax: ", absMax)

ccall((:SDA_SortMinToMax, "siglib"), Cvoid, (Ptr{Cdouble},Ptr{Cdouble},Cint), A, B, length(A))
println("B: ", B)

Now copy the appropriate shared library to the current working directory where you will run juliaSigLib.jl.

OS Source File Destination File
32 Bit Linux siglib/lib/linux/siglib.so.1.0 siglib.so
64 Bit Linux siglib/lib/linux_64/siglib.so.1.0 siglib.so
Raspberry Pi Linux siglib/lib/RaspberryPi/siglib.so.1.0 siglib.so
32 Bit Windows siglib\lib\Microsoft\dynamic_library\Release\siglib.dll siglib.dll
64 Bit Windows siglib\lib\Microsoft\dynamic_library_64\Release\siglib64.dll siglib.dll

To execute the script use :

julia juliaSigLib.jl


Reference : https://docs.julialang.org/en/v0.6.1/manual/calling-c-and-fortran-code/

To download the evaluation version of the Numerix-DSP Libraries : http://www.numerix-dsp.com/eval/.

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