[Numpy-discussion] Request for comments on a new setup.py for Numeric

David M. Cooke cookedm at physics.mcmaster.ca
Wed Apr 6 21:41:12 CDT 2005


Travis Oliphant <oliphant at ee.byu.edu> writes:

> David M. Cooke wrote:
>>While I'm at it, I'm also thinking of writing a 'cblas_lite' for
>>dotblas. This would mean that dotblas would be enabled all the time.
>>You could use a C BLAS if you've got one (from ATLAS, say), or a
>>Fortran BLAS (like the cxml library on an Alpha running Tru64), or it
>>would use the existing blas_lite.c if you don't.
>>
> This is a good idea, but for more than just dotblas.

Hmm, like for what? dotblas is the only thing (in Numeric & numarray)
that uses the cblas_* functions. Unless you're thinking of using them
in more places, like ufuncs? cblas_lite would be thin shims with minimal
error-checking, probably not much use outside of dotblas.

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