[SciPy-user] Do I need to get and install LAPACK if I have ATLAS?

Andrew Straw strawman at astraw.com
Fri Feb 24 13:08:49 CST 2006

skip at pobox.com wrote:

>    Robert> I'm impressed. I would think ar(1) should be fairly stable on any platform.
>Me too.  I eventually got it to work.  Dunno what the problem was.  We have
>Solaris 8/9/10 so we have to do our compiles and links on 8 for backward
>compatibility.  I ran the ar(1) command on 10 and it worked.  I think the
>core dump was on 8.
>    Robert> Do you need an optimized BLAS/LAPACK, or will the reference
>    Robert> implementations do?
>Maybe.  I had so much time invested in ATLAS wrangling, so I kept at it.  I
>now have ATLAS+LAPACK+numpy+scipy built with GCC 3.4.1 and Python 2.4.2
>installed and apparently working okay on Solaris.  I added some terse
>directions on the wiki at work for others who may one day trod the same
>harrowing path I've been down.  Is there a public wiki where I can submit a
>suitably site-independent version of these instructions?

It would be great if you could update http://www.scipy.org which is now 
a wiki. I suggest creating the page 


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