[SciPy-dev] Which matrix library in C++ for scipy

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Thu Apr 26 06:23:33 CDT 2007

Matthieu Brucher wrote:
>     At this point, the best choice for myself has been using
>     boost::python with
>     boost::ublas.  I also use boost::multi_array.
> Does scipy depend on Boost ? In that case, I can use it.
> I posted a message in the user list some time ago about neighboors 
> algorithms in Python, and I had a link to BioPython, based on C++. I 
> could use it, but don't want to install BioPython, and I'm willing to 
> contribute my own version - I have it for a long time, and as I'm 
> migrating toward Python for my work, much more easy to use - to scipy. 
> In that perspective, I don't want to have a dependency on something 
> that is not already there, and in scipy and in my own C++ code - that 
> works very well ;) -.
scipy does certainly not depend on Boost. Blitz is used in weave, but I 
don't know if this is mandatory (and it includes the blitz library); I 
think that actually, a C++ compiler is not even mandatory. Maybe I am 
missing something, but why the need for a matrix library for basic 
neighbors algorithm ?


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