[Numpy-discussion] Windows, blas, atlas and dlls
V. Armando Sole
Mon Feb 18 15:29:52 CST 2013
On 18.02.2013 21:23, Pauli Virtanen wrote:
> 18.02.2013 20:41, Dag Sverre Seljebotn kirjoitti:
>> I think there should be a new project, pylapack or similar, for
>> outside of NumPy and SciPy. NumPy and SciPy could try to import it,
>> if found, fetch a function pointer table. (If not found, just stay
>> what has been working for a decade.)
>> The main motivation would be to decouple building NumPy from linking
>> with BLAS and have that all happen at run-time. But a Cython
>> would follow naturally too.
> The main motivation for sticking it into Scipy would be a bit
> --- since the build and distribution infra is in place for Scipy,
> putting it in scipy.linalg makes it more easily available for a
> number of people than some random 3-rd party module.
> We already ship low-level f2py bindings, so I don't see a reason for
> shipping Cython ones too.
I find Dag's approach more appealing.
SciPy can be problematic (windows 64-bit) and if one could offer access
to the linear algebra functions without needing SciPy I would certainly
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