[Numpy-discussion] SVD error in Numpy. NumPy Update reversed?

Lou Pecora lou_boog2000@yahoo....
Tue Mar 25 10:37:42 CDT 2008


Travis,  Does that mean it's not worth starting a
ticket?  Sounds like nothing can be done, *except* to
put this in the documentation and the FAQ.  It has
bitten several people.

--- "Travis E. Oliphant" <oliphant@enthought.com>
wrote:

> Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
>> Lou Pecora wrote:
> >>  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.
> 
> -Travis O.



-- Lou Pecora,   my views are my own.


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