[R] xeon processor and ATLAS

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Aug 30 16:33:08 CEST 2007

On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 09:33:32AM -0400, Jeffrey J. Hallman wrote:
> saving 8 seconds of computation time is worth going through the ATLAS hassle?

For some of us, the 'hassle' is typing 

    $ sudo apt-get install atlas3-base
which gives you the low-hanging fruit of basic Atlas. Locally
re-building the Debian/Ubuntu package to match _your_ cpu is also
supported ... but there I share the '80/20' rule sentiment that the
additional work is not always worth the additional effort.

But let's remind people that they have a choice.  


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