Re: [Rd] lapack test failed (PR#7294)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 19 Oct 2004 - 21:00:43 EST


This works for several other people on Opterons with for example Linux Fedora Core 2. Please give more details, such as your exact OS, your compiler version and the BLAS you have in use. (FC2, gcc-3.3.3 and Goto's BLAS work, for example.)

I really don't know why you sent a bug report. This is a known problem in some systems (see the comment) and not a bug in R: the test is there to track down broken systems.

Questions should be sent to R-help or R-devel and not to R-bugs.

On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 root@u-003-scfe01.uni-tuebingen.de wrote:

>
> Hallo,
> I've just installed R on our Opteron System (AMD Opteron 246). Running make check-all
> results in a failure during the lapack test:
>
> > ## ------- tests of random real and complex matrices ------
> >
> > ## 100 may cause failures here.
> > eigenok <- function(A, E, Eps=1000*.Machine$double.eps)
> + {
> + V <- E$vect; lam <- E$values
> + stopifnot(abs(A %*% V - V %*% diag(lam)) < Eps,
> + abs(lam[length(lam)]/lam[1]) < Eps || # this one not for singular A :
> + abs(A - V %*% diag(lam) %*% t(V)) < Eps)
> + }
> >
> > Ceigenok <- function(A, E, Eps=1000*.Machine$double.eps)
> + {
> + V <- E$vect; lam <- E$values
> + stopifnot(Mod(A %*% V - V %*% diag(lam)) < Eps,
> + Mod(A - V %*% diag(lam) %*% Conj(t(V))) < Eps)
> + }
> >
> > ## failed for some 64bit-Lapack-gcc combinations:
> > sm <- cbind(1, 3:1, 1:3)
> > eigenok(sm, eigen(sm))
> Error: abs(A %*% V - V %*% diag(lam)) < Eps is not TRUE
> Execution halted
>
> So this seems to be one of the combination of 64bit and gcc which leads to failures. Using
> the configure option:
> --with-lapack="-lacml"
> results in the same error. I am not sure wether the build uses the acml (Version 1.5) or not.
> Using pgf77 instead of g77 results in problems building R. (Missing function definitions or
> invalid compiler options (fpic))
> If there is a way to overcome this problem please let me know.
> Thanks in advance
> w.dilling
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