[SciPy-dev] eig, eigh, and symeig in scipy

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue Oct 28 16:16:26 CDT 2008

On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 15:46, Dominique Orban
<dominique.orban@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2. In my experience, Scipy is substantially more complex to install
> than Numpy. As a user, if I can have access to all my dense linear
> algebra in Numpy, it can save me time and trouble, especially if I
> don't need the more advanced packages that Scipy offers.

Needing a complete BLAS/LAPACK is one of the reasons scipy is more
difficult to install. Moving it all to numpy doesn't solve this

> 3. As a wild guess, this might also avoid work duplication. I see that
> other packages define new dense matrix types and BLAS and LAPACK
> interfaces (such as cvxopt). Might it be because they don't want to
> require from their users that they install Scipy?

cvxopt doesn't even use *numpy*.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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