[SciPy-user] ATLAS building

Stephen Walton stephen.walton at csun.edu
Thu Jul 29 17:02:41 CDT 2004

I recently found that the instructions for building LAPACK and ATLAS for
use with SciPy are quite different in the INSTALL.txt which is part of
the SciPy distribution and the Web page at
http://www.scipy.org/documentation/buildatlas4scipy.txt.  In particular,
the Web seems to want one to download and compile the Fortran BLAS from
NETLIB, whereas the instructions in INSTALL.txt will use the C BLAS and
the Fortran interface to same which is part of ATLAS.

Which gives better results?  Which is 'correct?'

Stephen Walton <stephen.walton at csun.edu>
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Cal State Northridge

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