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

Carl Kleffner cmkleffner at gmail.com
Mon May 12 15:54:57 EDT 2014

2014-05-12 19:25 GMT+02:00 Matthew Brett <matthew.brett at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 6:01 AM, Matthieu Brucher
> <matthieu.brucher at gmail.com> wrote:
> > There is the issue of installing the shared library at the proper
> > location as well IIRC?
> As Carl implies, the standard numpy installers do static linking to
> the BLAS lib, so we haven't (as far as I know) got a proper location
> for the shared library.
> Maybe it could be part of the API though, like "np.get_include()" but
> numpy "np.get_blas_lib()"?  Where this can often be None.
The proper location would be in numpy/core/, since _dotblas.pyd is the
first occurence of a blas dependant extension during numpy import.
Otherwise some kind of preloading is necessary.


> Cheers,
> Matthew
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