[SciPy-user] Installing scipy with fftw in non-standard location

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Nov 21 12:00:13 CST 2006

Joris De Ridder wrote:
> I'm not sure that they're really included though. I guess (nowhere documented)
> that I should be importing the FFTW functionality by
>>>> from scipy.fftw import *
> but there is no such (sub)module, only the standard fftpack module. Hence my doubts...

Despite the name, scipy.fftpack is where all of our FFT functionality goes, not
just that provided by the FORTRAN FFTPACK. scipy.fftpack.fft() and friends will
dispatch to the "best available" library (as near as we can determine).

Robert Kern

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 an underlying truth."
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