[Numpy-discussion] Dropping support for, Accelerate/veclib?

Andrew Jaffe a.h.jaffe@gmail....
Thu Jun 13 06:25:38 CDT 2013

On 11/06/2013 22:11, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 1:28 PM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com> wrote:
>> The binaries will still be built against python.org Python, so there
>> shouldn't be an issue here. Same for building from source.
> My point was that it's nice to be able to have it build with an out of
> teh box wetup.py with accelerated LAPACK and all... If whoever is
> building binaries wants to get fancy, great.

Yes, please. The current system does seem to work for at least some of 
us.  And, if I understand the thread in the scipy mailing list, it's not 
actually clear that there's a bug, as opposed to incompatible fortran 
ABIs (which doesn't seem like a bug to me).

But I guess the most important thing would be that it can be used with 
apple or python.org Python builds (my reading of some of the suggestions 
would be requiring one of homebrew/fink/macports), preferably 
out-of-the-box -- even if that meant restricting to prebuilt binaries. 
Being able to run non-obscure installers (i.e., from the main python.org 
and scipy.org sites) for Python + numpy + scipy + matplotlib and get 
optimized versions would be sufficient.


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