[R] libblas.so.3

Francisco J Molina fjmolina at lbl.gov
Tue Jul 22 21:52:27 CEST 2003

I am using linux rehat 9
When I try to run R I get

usr/lib/R/bin/R.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libblas.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

( because I removed it )

I thought of compiling R from source but I have read:

"R currently uses only level 1 blas and the most significant atlas
optimizations are for level 3 (and level 2 to some extent). 
The problem with using ATLAS is that its installation process does
not build the shared libraries by default and the whole build process is
rather complicated."

This is from a 3 years old message but I guess that the state of the art now
is similar.

Uwe Ligges writes:
 > Francisco J Molina wrote:
 > > I am using a Pentium 4 and R 1.7.1
 > > 
 > > I removed libblas.so.3 to make sure that my programs are using ATLAS (
 > > maching dependent implementation of BLAS ).
 > > 
 > > R is not working. Any suggestion?
 > First suggestion: Please tell us some details, in particular why you 
 > think R is not working. Error message etc. (fails the configure, the 
 > make or running R?) ...
 > The OS might be useful as well, we can only guess you are on a Unix-like 
 > platform.
 > Uwe Ligges

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