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Re: Linear Algebra Libraries



Hi,

Sylvestre Ledru <sylvestre@debian.org> writes:
> Le samedi 20 mars 2010 à 20:21 +0100, Thomas Weber a écrit :
>> On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 06:00:04PM +0100, Sylvestre Ledru wrote:
>> > Le samedi 20 mars 2010 à 13:49 +0100, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt a écrit :
>> > > Sylvestre Ledru <sylvestre@debian.org> writes:
>> > > > I am planning to upload some modifications in the way Linear Algebra
>> > > > Libraries BLAS / LAPACK and ATLAS are handle in Debian. These libraries
>> > > > are very used by many scientific software.
> [...]
>> > > Is it really common to switch
>> > > implementations on the same machine very often?
>> > Yes, it is. This kind of library are used by Scilab, R or Octave. They
>> > relies strongly on these libraries and for precision, confirmation of
>> > the result and performances, it is common to switch between the
>> > different implementation. 
>> As Octave maintainer, I can confirm that switching the libraries is a
>> routine[1]. Having a reference implementation and some highly tuned (but
>> occasionally buggy) implementation is extremely valuable.
> Thanks for the confirmation.

OK, so I guess we will have to go to this way. Upload whenever you want,
this shouldn't break anything, at least I hope so.

Marc
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