[SciPy-dev] FFTPACK and RandomArray

Fernando Pérez fperez at pizero.colorado.edu
Wed Feb 20 00:51:25 CST 2002

On Tue, 19 Feb 2002, eric wrote:

> Just to fill everyone in, we're gonna be making fftw an "optional" package in
> SciPy.  This is because its license doesn't fit with the rest of the package.
> FFTPACK provides pretty much a drop in replacement in functionality, so no
> capabilities are lost.  The only drawpack is that fftw is faster.  On the
> upside, it will simplify the build process, and the part of the pain that
> Fernando suffered today will be alleviated.

It would be nice to keep things so that users can easily use one or the
other though. Since fftw is GPL, for many that's ok and they may prefer to
use fftw. Don't know how much extra work that would mean though.



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