[SciPy-dev] Dropping djbfft ?
Mon May 12 12:39:34 CDT 2008
Robert Kern wrote:
> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Jarrod Millman <email@example.com>
>> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 7:59 AM, David Cournapeau
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > I would like to ask again about dropping djbfft support. Djbfft is
>> > a
>> > fft implementation, which has not been updated since 1999, and is not
>> > packaged by most linux distributions (I quite doubt anyone on windows
>> > is using it). Also, because it only supports 2^n sizes, it has to be
>> > used simultaneously with another backend (fftpack, fftw, fftw3,
>> > etc....). The later is why I would like to drop it: it is quite a
>> > PITA to test all combinations, and it takes a lot of time for maybe
>> > one or two users out there. I would much prefer spending times on
>> > improving things like our fftw3 support, float support, etc...
>> I don't think I ever reported it, but I am pretty sure I have run into
>> problems by just having it installed when building SciPy. I would be
>> interested in whether anyone is able to successful use it.
> I usually do have it installed and built into scipy, and I don't think
> I have had any problems with it. But I'm not averse to removing it if
> it causing problems for other people.
fftw is great, but be aware it has a restricted license.
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