[Numpy-discussion] binary wheels for numpy?

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Mon May 18 00:23:37 EDT 2015


On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 9:14 PM, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
> On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 3:06 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Binaries which crash for ~1% of users (which ATLAS-SSE2 would result in)
>> are still not acceptable I think.
>
>
> what instruction set would an OpenBLAS build support? wouldn't we still need
> to select a lowest common denominator instructions set to support?

I believe OpenBLAS does run-time selection too.

> And SEE2 was introduced with the Pentium 4in 2001 -- that is a very long
> time ago!
>
> I think the 1% number came from a survey of firefox downloads -- that may
> well not be representative of the numpy-using population.
>
> and depending on HOW it failed, 1% might be OK if we could give a reasonable
> error message (which maybe we can't...)

I think we discussed before having a check and error clause in
__init__.py saying something like "You have a really old computer, you
can't use this binary, please go to sourceforge and download the exe
installer...".

Matthew



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