[SciPy-user] singular value decomposition

Chris Lee c.j.lee@tnw.utwente...
Wed Sep 17 03:32:52 CDT 2008


Thanks David and Robert, at least I am now sure something is wrong. I  
will see what libraries I am linked to and see what can be done to fix  
the problem.

Cheers
Chris
On Sep 17, 2008, at 10:12 AM, David Cournapeau wrote:

> Chris Lee wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I have code that needs to repeatedly perform an svd on a matrix  
>> (2304,
>> 2304) shape. It seems to take forever to do (I haven't timed it, but
>> approximately two hours passed on the first trial (without  
>> completion)
>> and I am now running a second to make sure nothing went wrong.
>>
>> Is this because I am not linked to an optimized BLAS/LAPACK library  
>> or
>> something else?
>
> Have you tested your scipy atlas ? 2 hours sounds awfully long, and  
> this
> may be due to some bugs caused during a wrong build (for example,  
> errors
> in the masrhalling of arguments at the C/Fortran interface),
>
> cheers,
>
> David
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