[R] Re: R-1.3.0 is released

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Sat Jun 23 08:17:41 CEST 2001

>>>>> Peter Dalgaard BSA writes:

> "Dennis J. Murphy" <dmurphy at cc.UManitoba.CA> writes:
>> Hi Peter,

> That's a mighty wide definition of "Peter" you got there.... (Just as
> well, you have no guarantee that I have neither time nor ability to
> answer just because I put out the announcements.)

>> Re ATLAS:
>> Matrix multiplication functions %*% and crossprod() now use a
>> level-3 BLAS routine dgemm.  When R is linked with the ATLAS
>> or other enhanced BLAS libraries this can be substantially
>> faster than the previous code
>> I have just installed ATLAS under my home directory on my Sun Ultra 5
>> (Solaris 8); how do I link these libraries to R-1.3.0? (I probably want
>> to know this before I install it :) If I add the ATLAS library path to
>> my LD_LIBRARY_PATH, will this be sufficient?

> I have in .Rconf in my home directory:

> CFLAGS="-Wall -g -O3"
> FFLAGS="-Wall -g -O3"
> LIBS=-L/home/pd/ATLAS/lib/Linux_K6III

> putting the same stuff in config.site in your build directory works
> too.

The point is: use LIBS and not LD_LIBRARY_PATH or equivalent.
See `R Installation and Administration' in R 1.3.0.

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