[Rd] Re: Matrix Package for R
Thu Jan 30 18:16:02 2003
On 30 Jan 2003, Douglas Bates wrote:
> You will need both the Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines (BLAS) and a
> version of Lapack to install the Matrix package. I'm not sure if
> pre-compiled versions are available for Solaris 7. I believe that is
> a rather old version of the Sun OS.
No, it's not. It's a currently supported version.
> After R-1.7.0 is released in April, 2003 it should be possible to use
> the Matrix package on any platform with R as Brian Ripley has
> incorporated Lapack sources into the development version of R.
> I am sending a copy of this reply to the R-devel@R-project.org list in
> case someone reading that list can advise you on how to install Lapack
> and BLAS on Solaris 7
1) Use the SunPro compiler (if you have it) and -lsunperf, and skip the
2) get the sources from netlib and compile them: it works out of the box.
It will be much easier come 1.7.0, as Doug says.
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