[Numpy-discussion] how to use numpy-vendor

Ondřej Čertík ondrej.certik at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 10:26:28 EDT 2012

On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 3:43 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 11:22 AM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Ondrej,
>>> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 5:34 AM, Ondřej Čertík <ondrej.certik at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> How should one use the "vendor" repository (https://github.com/numpy/vendor)
>>>> in Wine? Should I put the binaries into .wine/drive_c/Python25/libs/,
>>>> or somewhere else?
>>>> I've search all mailinglists and I didn't find any information on it.
>>>> I vaguely remember
>>>> that somebody mentioned it somewhere, but I am not able to find it.
>>>> Once I understand it,
>>>> I'll send a PR updating the README.
>>> There is no information on vendor: that's a repo I set up to avoid
>>> polluting the main repo with all the binary stuff that used to be in
>>> SVN. The principle is to put binaries used to *build* numpy, but we
>>> don't put anything there for end-users.
>>> What binaries do you need to put there ? Numpy binaries are usually
>>> put on sourceforge (although I would be more than happy to have a
>>> suggestion for a better way because uploading on sourceforge is the
>>> very definition of pain).
>> I think he's asking how to use the binaries in numpy-vendor to build a
>> release version of numpy.


> Hm, good point, I don't know why I read putting .wine stuff into
> vendor instead of the opposite.
> Anyway, the way to use the binaries is to put them in some known
> location, e.g. C:\local ($WINEPREFIX/drive_c/local for wine), and copy
> the nosse/sse2/sse3 directories in there. For example:
> C:\local\lib\yop\nosse
> C:\local\lib\yop\sse2
> ...
> This is then referred through env by the pavement script (see
> https://github.com/numpy/numpy/blob/master/pavement.py#L143). Renaming
> yop to atlas would be a good idea, don't know why I let that
> non-descriptive name in there.

I'll send a PR. Got it, thanks for your help. I'll also send a PR to
the "vendor"
repository, so that it's clear how to actually use it with NumPy.

> Manually, you can just do something like "ATLAS=C:\local\lib\yop\sse2
> python setup.py build", but being careful about how env variables are
> passed between shell and wine (don't remember the details). Note that


> the nosse is not ATLAS, but straight netlib libs, which is why in that
> case you need to use BLAS=... LAPACK=...
> I would strongly suggest not to use openblas for this release, because
> of all the issues related to CPU tuning. We could certainly update a
> bit what we have in there, but building windows binaries is big enough
> of a pain, that you don't want to do everything at once I think,
> especially testing/building blas on windows is very time consuming.

Absolutely, I don't plan to use nor ship openblase. My apologies
for the confusion. I was just using it on linux to understand how to
make numpy use it (with the ATLAS, BLAS and LAPACK env variables).


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