[Numpy-discussion] mkl usage

Neal Becker ndbecker2@gmail....
Thu Feb 23 14:19:29 CST 2012


Pauli Virtanen wrote:

> 23.02.2012 20:44, Francesc Alted kirjoitti:
>> On Feb 23, 2012, at 1:33 PM, Neal Becker wrote:
>> 
>>> Is mkl only used for linear algebra?  Will it speed up e.g., elementwise
>>> transendental functions?
>> 
>> Yes, MKL comes with VML that has this type of optimizations:
> 
> And also no, in the sense that Numpy and Scipy don't use VML.
> 

My question is:

"Should I purchase MKL?"

To what extent will it speed up my existing python code, without my having to 
exert (much) effort?

So that would be numpy/scipy.

I'd entertain trying other things, if it wasn't much effort.



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