[SciPy-user] Mac OS X and mkl and modifying site.cfg

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue May 13 12:28:16 CDT 2008

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 8:21 AM, Chris Lee <c.j.lee@tnw.utwente.nl> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I know this question has been asked before but I can't seem to find the
> answer and certainly what I am doing is not working.
> I want to link my numpy install to the MKL libraries on Mac OS X (10.5)
> I have installed the mkl libraries and they have ended up buried in
> /Libraries/frameworks...
> I have edited the site.cfg package to read:
> library_dirs = /usr/local/lib:/opt/intel/fc/10.1.014/lib
> include_dirs = /usr/local/include:/opt/intel/fc/10.1.014/include
> [mkl]
> library_dirs = /Library/Frameworks/Intel_MKL.framework/Libraries/universal
> mkl_libs = mkl, vml
> include_dirs = /Library/Frameworks/Intel_MKL.framework/Headers
> Python seems to find the intel fortran compiler all right but it doesn't
> appear to even look for the mkl libraries

Can you show us the full build log?

> I have also tried other variations on this but it seems that the site.cfg
> file is ignored by setup.py
> When I looked in setup.py, I noticed that configuration expects to add
> site.cfg.example.

That's just for building the source tarball. It doesn't affect the
loading of the configuration for the binary build.

Robert Kern

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though it had an underlying truth."
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