[SciPy-dev] adding LAPACK and BLAS to the source code

eric jones eric at enthought.com
Tue Jun 25 11:51:37 CDT 2002


> -----Original Message-----
> From: scipy-dev-admin at scipy.net [mailto:scipy-dev-admin at scipy.net] On
> Behalf Of Pearu Peterson
> Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 12:36 AM
> To: scipy-dev at scipy.net
> Subject: RE: [SciPy-dev] adding LAPACK and BLAS to the source code
> 
> 
> On Tue, 25 Jun 2002, Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:
> 
> > Sure, but its one more thing to keep track of.  If you really dont
> > think its too big a deal I guess it makes sense to just go ahead and
> > add lapack as well.  Maybe you could put all these extra packages
into
> > a separate cvs module so that only folks who want it can check it
out?
> > This way the extras are separated from the main scipy code.  Just a
> > thought.
> 
> Another thought is to commit lapack source to CVS as a single tar.gz
file.
> And removing BLAS,INSTALL,TESTING, and TIMING directories from the
> LAPACK distribution (keeping only SRC directory) will reduce the
> size of LAPACK sources considerably (39MB -> 15MB or 2MB when
gzipped).

This sounds like a good idea.  The only issue is that Windows doesn't
come with tar.  There is a zlib module in python that solve the zipped
issue.  There is also a tarfile module running around that would make
tar unnecessary, but last time I tried it, it wasn't that stable.
Anyone know if its current state?

eric





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