[SciPy-user] Call for testing

Nils Wagner nwagner at iam.uni-stuttgart.de
Sun Aug 13 02:19:56 CDT 2006

On Sat, 12 Aug 2006 18:02:04 -0700
  Stephen Walton <stephen.walton at csun.edu> wrote:
> Steve Lianoglou wrote:
>>> Thank you all for running the test !
>>> Finally I have disabled ATLAS by
>>> export ATLAS=None
>>> Good news is that I get the correct result.
>>> So I guess it's definitely an ATLAS issue.
> Yes, but I think the real difficulty is ATLAS 3.6.0 vs. 
>3.7.11.  I would 
> like to see some kind of official statement, I suppose, 
>about which 
> version of ATLAS scipy builds best with.  3.6.0 is 
>stable but very old;  
> Clint Whaley is recommending use of the 3.7 series.  The 
>good news is 
> that he has a grant to help pay him for the time it will 
>take to get a 
> new stable release out.  Nils, it might be worth trying 
>ATLAS 3.7.13, 
> which has a completely new (and much improved) 
>configuration, but READ 
> THE DOCS first.  Building 3.7.13 is very different from 
>building any 
> previous versions.
>Frankly, I need stability more than the last iota of 
>speed right now, so 
> I'm using the Fedora Extras 3.6.0 ATLAS binaries with 
>Scipy, which gives 
> adequate performance and scipy.test(1) finishes with no 
> Steve
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I have used 3.7.11 and the problem is still open.


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