[Numpy-discussion] A request for new distributions

Todd Miller jmiller at stsci.edu
Fri Jan 7 06:25:02 CST 2005


On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 04:53, Robert Kern wrote:
> Jack Jansen wrote:
> > 
> > On 6 Jan 2005, at 23:10, Todd Miller wrote:
> > 
> >> numarray-1.2 is relatively near at hand, sometime in the next 2-3 weeks
> >> I hope.   For numarray-1.2 on the Mac,  I think all you will need to do
> >> to get a vecLib build is:
> >>
> >> python setup.py install --use_lapack
> > 
> > 
> > Is there a reason to require the "--use_lapack"? I.e. are there any 
> > adverse consequences to using it?
> 
> On other platforms, one has to edit the setup scripts to add the 
> information about where the libraries are. The default fallback is to 
> use the unoptimized version packaged with numarray.
> 
> The alternative would be to add autoconf-like capabilities to the setup 
> script such that it could determine if the libraries were in the default 
> places (and valid!), then fall back to the lite versions if not.
> 
> On the Mac, --use_lapack should have no adverse consequences, if I'm 
> reading you right. On other platforms, numarray might fail to build 
> correctly if one hadn't supplied the necessary information.

Since I'm not a Mac user,  I'll beat a dead horse.  Are we all agreed
that:

1. vecLib is universally available on OS-X.

2. Using vecLib rather than blaslite is preferred.

If so,  I'll make it the default.

Regards,
Todd





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