[Numpy-discussion] The BLAS problem (was: Re: Wiki page for building numerical stuff on Windows)

Olivier Grisel olivier.grisel at ensta.org
Mon May 12 07:52:56 EDT 2014

BLIS looks interesting. Besides threading and runtime configuration,
adding support for building it as a shared library would also be
required to be usable by python packages that have several extension
modules that link against a BLAS implementation.


Can I build BLIS as a shared library?

The BLIS build system is not yet capable of outputting a shared
library. Building and using shared libraries requires careful
attention to various linkage and runtime details that, quite frankly,
the BLIS developers would rather avoid if possible. If this feature is
important to you, please speak up on the blis-devel mailing list.

Also Windows support is still considered experimental according to the same FAQ.


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