[R] Where can I find BLAS library?

Jeff Gentry jgentry at jimmy.harvard.edu
Tue May 14 18:28:08 CEST 2002

(converting quoting to bottom posting style)
> >>       failed dependencies:
> >>       libblas.so.3 is needed by R-base-1.5.0.-1
> >On Mandrake it is part of 'lapack' if I remember correctly.
> Can I use Mandrake's "lapack" for a Red Hat (7.1.) LINUX version?
> Or Red Hat LINUX has it own "lapack"?

You can use Mandrake RPMs in RedHat generally - I am not personally aware
of any conflicts but I'm sure they exist (especially as the two distros
continue to diverge).  I suppose you could say that there's only one way
to answer your question :)

Redhat provides a lapack
RPM: http://www.redhat.com/swr/i386/lapack-3.0-9.i386.html

However, it does not contain libblas.  In fact, it depends on libblas
already existing, and one can get this library from the Redhat RPM "blas": 

For future reference, if you're looking for things like this on a RedHat
system, just go to http://www.redhat.com/apps/download/, and type the file
that you are looking for in the "By Keyword" box - that's how I found the
blas package just now.


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