[SciPy-dev] Dropping djbfft ?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon May 12 11:36:04 CDT 2008


On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Jarrod Millman <millman@berkeley.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 7:59 AM, David Cournapeau
>  <david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:
>  >     I would like to ask again about dropping djbfft support. Djbfft is a
>  >  fft implementation, which has not been updated since 1999, and is not
>  >  packaged by most linux distributions (I quite doubt anyone on windows is
>  >  using it). Also, because it only supports 2^n sizes, it has to be used
>  >  simultaneously with another backend (fftpack, fftw, fftw3, etc....). The
>  >  later is why I would like to drop it: it is quite a PITA to test all
>  >  combinations, and it takes a lot of time for maybe one or two users out
>  >  there. I would much prefer spending times on improving things like our
>  >  fftw3 support, float support, etc...
>
>  +1
>  I don't think I ever reported it, but I am pretty sure I have run into
>  problems by just having it installed when building SciPy.  I would be
>  interested in whether anyone is able to successful use it.

I usually do have it installed and built into scipy, and I don't think
I have had any problems with it. But I'm not averse to removing it if
it causing problems for other people.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
 -- Umberto Eco


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