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From: jerome_lecomte_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-03-13 10:02:07

> However, I also would prefer to be able to configure the library
> such that internally BLAS is used. This way we combine the
> convenience of C++ without wasting all the effort already done on
> optimising BLAS.

I agree. Besides, I understand that BLAS is the key point of the
LAPACK efficiency. The intent is to isolate the architecture
dependant optimizations in BLAS (which are very likely to be non

The work already done on LAPACK is also huge. I mean HUGE: we're
talking of 10 years of work; and the library is actually quite well
designed once you get familiar with their cryptic naming scheme.

FYI, I've never used Lapack in real work myself, but was very
impressed with it (see doc on netlib). Feel free to correct me if I
missundestood anything.


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