[Numpy-discussion] Numpy installation problem

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Sat Jul 24 15:13:57 CDT 2010


On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 5:11 AM, Jonathan Tu <jhtu@princeton.edu> wrote:
>
> On Jul 24, 2010, at 4:04 PM, Keith Goodman wrote:
>
>> On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 12:58 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 4:50 AM, Jonathan Tu <jhtu@princeton.edu> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I am unable to find the files lapack_lite.so or _dotblas.so.  I used the locate command to look for them.
>>>
>>> If you just installed numpy, locate won't find them as locate uses a
>>> database which is usually updated once in a while.
>>>
>>> Depending on how you installed numpy, you will find lapack_lite.so in
>>> /usr, $HOME/.local or somewhere else (and also in the build directory
>>> in the numpy source tree).
>>
>> Here's one way to find where numpy is installed:
>>
>> $ python
>>>>> import numpy
>>>>> numpy
>> <module 'numpy' from
>> '/usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/numpy/__init__.pyc'>
>>
>> So on my computer numpy is installed in /usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages
>>
>>> _dotblas.so may not be present, but numpy cannot work without a lapack_lite.so.
>
> Thanks for the tip!  This worked, and much faster than the manual hunting through directories I'd been trying.  Upon running ldd on lapack_lite.so and on _dotblas.so, I got the following (first for lapack_lite, then for _dotblas):
>
>        libpthread.so.0 => /lib64/tls/libpthread.so.0 (0x0000002a95792000)
>        libc.so.6 => /lib64/tls/libc.so.6 (0x0000002a958a7000)
>        /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x000000552aaaa000)
>
>        libpthread.so.0 => /lib64/tls/libpthread.so.0 (0x0000002a95d36000)
>        libc.so.6 => /lib64/tls/libc.so.6 (0x0000002a95e4c000)
>        /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x000000552aaaa000)
>
> I am interested in whether my Numpy installation is in fact taking advantage of the LAPACK libraries that are installed on the cluster where I'm running.  I know that Numpy can function without such an installation, but I think it is probably faster when taking advantage of optimized libraries.  In any case, I know ldd shows library dependencies, but I'm not sure how to make sense of its output, and whether or not it answers my question.

It shows you don't use either atlas or even simple lapack. If your
install used atlas, the atlas libraries would show up on those .so
with ldd,

David


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