[Numpy-discussion] [SciPy-Dev] RFC: comments to BLAS committee from numpy/scipy devs

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Tue Jan 9 19:34:04 EST 2018

On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 3:40 AM, Ilhan Polat <ilhanpolat at gmail.com> wrote:
> I couldn't find an item to place this but I think ilaenv and also calling
> the function twice (one with lwork=-1 and reading the optimal block size and
> the call the function again properly with lwork=<result>) in LAPACK needs to
> be gotten rid of.
> That's a major annoyance during the wrapping of LAPACK routines for SciPy.
> I don't know if this is realistic but the values ilaenv needed can be
> computed once (or again if hardware is changed) at the install and can be
> read off by the routines.

Unfortunately I think this effort is just to revise BLAS, not LAPACK.
Maybe you should try starting a conversation with the LAPACK
developers though – I don't know much about how they work but maybe
they'd be interested in feedback.


Nathaniel J. Smith -- https://vorpus.org

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