Session.get_libgmt_func(name, argtypes=None, restype=None)[source]

Get a ctypes function from the libgmt shared library.

Assigns the argument and return type conversions for the function.

Use this method to access a C function from libgmt.

name : str

The name of the GMT API function.

argtypes : list

List of ctypes types used to convert the Python input arguments for the API function.

restype : ctypes type

The ctypes type used to convert the input returned by the function into a Python type.


The GMT API function.


>>> from ctypes import c_void_p, c_int
>>> with Session() as lib:
...     func = lib.get_libgmt_func('GMT_Destroy_Session',
...                                argtypes=[c_void_p], restype=c_int)
>>> type(func)
<class 'ctypes.CDLL.__init__.<locals>._FuncPtr'>