[SciPy-User] Linking to BLAS from an extension

Hjalmar Turesson hturesson@gmail....
Tue Oct 25 21:19:48 CDT 2011

I changed my code to use cblas instead. I include cblas.h and call
cblas_dgemm. It compiles ok, but I get the same import error:

ImportError: ./_C_fast_spikesort.so: undefined symbol: cblas_dgemm

What am I doing wrong?


On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 9:51 PM, Hjalmar Turesson <hturesson@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to call dgemm (a BLAS routine) from a C extension. It compiles
> fine, but when I try to import my python file containing the extension, I
> get an import error:
> ImportError: ./_C_fast_spikesort.so: undefined symbol: dgemm_
> From http://www.math.utah.edu/software/lapack.html I got the impression
> that gcc doesn't automatically record the location of the BLAS libary, so
> that at runtime dgemm is not found. Thus, they recommend to put the LDFLAGS
> line in the make file. But this doesn't help. Make file below:
> # ---- Record the location of BLAS-----
> LDFLAGS  = Wl, -rpath /usr/lib
> # ---- Link ---------------------------
> _C_fast_spikesort.so:  C_fast_spikesort.o
>  gcc -shared C_fast_spikesort.o -o _C_fast_spikesort.so
> # ---- gcc C compile ------------------
> C_fast_spikesort.o:  C_fast_spikesort.c C_fast_spikesort.h
>  gcc -c -fPIC C_fast_spikesort.c -I/usr/include/python2.7
> -I/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/core/include/numpy -L /usr/lib
> -lblas
> How should I fix it? Is it better to use cblas, and include cblas.h
> instead?
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