Re: [Rd] Non-default build options

From: Sharpie <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 22:07:30 -0800 (PST)

Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote
> b) having BLAS as a defined interface is wonderful for swapping default
> (unaccelerated) BLAS for accelerated BLAS like Atlas, Goto,
> OpenBLAS,
> MKL, ... Several of these BLAS have in fact been available for
> either
> Debian or Ubuntu in some form (sometimes involving a helper script
> as
> eg Goto could never be part of an FLOSS distro).

Just an aside: Goto BLAS is now available under the BSD license, so it should be perfectly acceptable to include in a FLOSS distribution. However, development has ceased so Goto will probably loose it's edge as new CPU families are shipped.


Charlie Sharpsteen
Undergraduate-- Environmental Resources Engineering Humboldt State University
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