[Numpy-discussion] Accelerate or OpenBLAS for numpy / scipy wheels?

Sturla Molden sturla.molden at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 05:16:10 EDT 2016

On 29/06/16 21:55, Nathaniel Smith wrote:

> Accelerate is closed, so when we hit bugs then there's often nothing we
> can do except file a bug with apple and hope that it gets fixed within a
> year or two. This isn't hypothetical -- we've hit cases where accelerate
> gave wrong answers. Numpy actually carries some scary code right now to
> work around one of these bugs by monkeypatching (!) accelerate using
> dynamic linker trickiness. And, of course, there's the thing where
> accelerate totally breaks multiprocessing.

Yes, those are the cons.

> Apple has said that they don't consider this a bug.

Theoretically they are right, but from a practical perspective...


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