[Numpy-discussion] SVD error in Numpy. NumPy Update reversed?
Travis E. Oliphant
Mon Mar 24 18:13:58 CDT 2008
Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 6:04 PM, Lou Pecora <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> --- Matthieu Brucher <email@example.com>
>> > It was added as a compile-time #define on the SVN
>> > some days ago ;)
>> > Matthieu
>> Thanks, Matthieu, that's a good step. But when the
>> SVD function throws an exception is it clear that the
>> user can redefine niter and recompile? Otherwise, the
>> fix remains well hidden. Most user will be left
>> puzzled. I think a comment in the raise statement
>> would be good. Just point to the solution or where
>> the user could find it.
> That's a valid concern. We could maybe pass down the iteration limit
> as a keyword?
This won't work without significant re-design. This limit is in the
low-level code which is an f2c'd version of some BLAS which is NumPy's
default SVD implementation if it can't find a vendor BLAS.
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