I do not know if this is the appropriate place to ask these, but I have two questions.

First, I am curious whether PyDsTool implements any methods for solving two-point boundary value problems (shooting method, etc.).

I am a chemical engineering student, and I want to model counter-current heat and mass transfer unit operations. This of course means that I have to solve two-point boundary value problems for systems of coupled ODEs, since I will usually know the inlet conditions for two counter-current streams. As I am sure you are aware, SciPy is great for solving initial value problems for ODEs, but not so great at solving two-point boundary value problems. So I would like to learn a more robust tool, and this looks like a good candidate.

Second, what is the best way to learn PyDsTool? The tutorial did not seem to get me very far (by the way, I think the MathML script on the tutorial is badly formatted; I am running firefox which should render any MathML, but I get just text).

Thank you,

John Salvatier