atlas depends on gcc43 *and* gcc44 ???

Rainer Müller raimue at
Wed Jun 2 15:25:24 PDT 2010

On 06/02/2010 11:13 PM, Stephen Langer wrote:
> On Jun 2, 2010, at 3:35 PM, Chris Jones wrote:
>> Its just a little annoying that a package like atlas, which is a
>> dependency of a dependency.... drags in a big build like gcc when I
>> have no other reason for it... I understand that some packages may
>> need a newer compiler than the standard OSX ones, but it would be
>> nice if they could agree on which one ;)
> I was wondering why anything depends on atlas at all.  Is atlas
> noticeably better than the lapack and blas routines in the Accelerate
> framework?  I couldn't find any comparisons on-line.

Yep, that's something I suggested some weeks ago, too [1]. I am sure
there are valid reasons to use our own atlas, but I don't know them.



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