[SciPy-Dev] scipy.spatial comments

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Sun Mar 11 05:27:34 CDT 2012


On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 06:25:10AM -0400, David Warde-Farley wrote:
> I guess the only way to deal with this would be to either try and predict the cutoff where BLAS yields better performance on most machines (probably futile -- different machines, different BLAS, nevermind the confounding factor of the outer dimensions, etc.), or make the behaviour user-specifiable.

I would favor making the behaviour user-specifiable with a default 'auto'
mode that applies a reasonnable cut-off in terms of dimensionality to
switch behaviors.

G


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