[Numpy-discussion] help! not using lapack

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 16:46:17 EDT 2007

Mathew Yeates wrote:
> I'm the one who created libblas.a so I must have done something wrong. 
> This is lapack-3.1.1.

No, you didn't do anything wrong, per se, you just built the reference F77 BLAS.
It's not an accelerated BLAS, so there's no point in using it with numpy.
There's not way you *can* build it to be an accelerated BLAS.

If you want an accelerated BLAS, try to use ATLAS:


It is possible that your Linux distribution, whatever it is, already has a build
of it for you.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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