[Numpy-discussion] Introductory mail and GSoc Project "Vector math library integration"

Sturla Molden sturla.molden at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 20:19:55 EDT 2015

On 11/03/15 23:20, Dp Docs wrote:

> ​​​So we are supposed to integrate just one of these libraries?

As a Mac user I would be annoyed if we only supported MKL and not 
Accelerate Framework. AMD LibM should be supported too.

MKL is non-free, but we use it for BLAS and LAPACK. AMD LibM is non-free 
in a similar manner. Acelerate Framework (vecLib) is a part of Apple's 
operating systems. You can abstract out the differences.

Eigen is C++. We do not use C++ in NumPy, only C, Python and some 
Cython. C++ and Fortran can be used in SciPy, but not in NumPy.

Apple's reference is here:


AMD's information is here:


(Vector math functions seem to be moved from ACML to LibM)

Intel's reference is here:



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