[Numpy-discussion] Numerical Python and LAPACK on 64-bit machines

Roman Geus geus at inf.ethz.ch
Thu Mar 7 01:21:04 CST 2002


Pearu Peterson wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, 6 Mar 2002, Roman Geus wrote:
> > So, what really needs to be changed (at least for this machine) is how
> > Numerical Python calls BLAS/LAPACK. It also needs to use 32bit integers.
> > So this means using 'int' instead of 'long int'.
> Having wrapped a lot of Fortran codes to Python, I agree, that Numerical
> Python should use 'int' instead of, 'long'. Though I have little
> influence to make this change to happen in Numeric but just agreeing with
> you.
> Pearu

What would be the best way to convince the NumPy developers to use 'int'
instead 'long' for Fortran integers?

I would be willing to help making the necessary changes.

-- Roman

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