[Numpy-discussion] NumPy 1.15.0rc1 released

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 01:13:02 EDT 2018


On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 7:35 PM, Sandro Tosi <sandro.tosi at gmail.com> wrote:

> > The Python versions supported by this release are 2.7, 3.4-3.6.  The
> wheels are linked with
> > OpenBLAS 3.0, which should fix some of the linalg problems reported for
> NumPy 1.14,
> > and the source archives were created using Cython 0.28.2 and should work
> with the upcoming
> > Python 3.7.
>
> just checking: in Debian we're currently linking against
> libblas/liblapack (as available from http://www.netlib.org/lapack/) -
> should we start investigating switching to OpenBLAS?
>

Yes I'd say so, the performance difference can be very large. I always
thought Debian was linking against ATLAS - just because it's available and
that's how we always recommended building on Debian/Linux from source.
Plain Netlib BLAS/LAPACK is never recommended.

Ralf




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