[Numpy-discussion] binary wheels for numpy?

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Mon May 18 01:08:10 EDT 2015


On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 6:56 AM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 9:45 PM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 6:34 AM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 3:06 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > There's the switch to OpenBLAS and building the right selection
> >> > mechanism
> >> > for which arch to use:
> >> > http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.distutils.devel/20350.
> That
> >> > seems
> >> > now feasible to complete on a reasonable time-scale, and the problems
> >> > with
> >> > OpenBLAS seem to be mostly solved. Binaries which crash for ~1% of
> users
> >> > (which ATLAS-SSE2 would result in) are still not acceptable I think.
> >>
> >> Where are you getting this SSE2 number from btw?
> >
> > This is info Matthew just collected from Firefox crash reports:
> > https://github.com/scipy/scipy/issues/4829#issuecomment-100354752
>
> Ah, hmm. I guess it's possible that decade-old machines are less
> reliable and overrepresented in crash reports, but who knows :-)
>
> It might become reasonable at some point to just go ahead and put up
> binaries (ideally with some check so that they fail in a
> human-readable way), and see how many people email us. If it's too
> many we can always take the wheels down again.
>

We should probably do that for the next release, if and only if we cannot
make the switch to OpenBLAS in time.

Ralf
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