[SciPy-user] Enthought Python, build 1069, atlas?

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Wed Jun 15 15:26:57 CDT 2005

Joe Cooper wrote:
> Hi Yichun,
> Atlas is not included in the the Enthought Edition Python.  SciPy and 
> most other components that support it, are built using atlas, but the 
> libraries/headers themselves are not included.  It's a difficult project 
> to distribute (and to use for building in general) because its 
> performance is closely tied to the platform it is built on.  Most folks 
> using the Enthought Edition Python are not building software, but want 
> an "everything I need is already built, so I just write in Python" 
> package, so I've never had a request to include it and it would be 
> difficult to convince me to include it.  ;-)
> It's probably best if you do build your own atlas, if you're building 
> software that depends on it.  The Atlas developers seem to believe very 
> strongly that a tuned atlas can make huge differences in the performance 
> of the software you build.

There are binaries available if you can live with the slightly out-of-tune:


Robert Kern
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