[Numpy-discussion] NumPy-Discussion OpenBLAS and dotblas

Sturla Molden sturla.molden at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 17:35:56 EDT 2014

Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com> wrote:

> No. Numpy uses those libs when they're detected, but it falls back on its
> own dot implementation if they're not found. From first bullet under
> <a
> href="http://scipy.org/scipylib/building/linux.html#generic-instructions:">http://scipy.org/scipylib/building/linux.html#generic-instructions:</a>
> and LAPACK libraries (optional but strongly recommended for NumPy, required
> for SciPy)".
> BLAS/LAPACK are heavy dependencies that often give problems, which is why
> you don't want to require them for the casual user that only needs numpy
> arrays to make some plots for examples.

Maybe we are not talking about the same thing, but isn't blas_lite.c and
lapack_lite.c more or less f2c'd versions of reference BLAS and reference


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