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[ccp4bb]: Linking CCP4 against Altivec BLAS and LAPACK

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Dear all

Mac OS X 10.2 ships with vectorised BLAS, LAPACK and FFTW libraries. I 
always linked against those BLAS and LAPACK libraries without problems, 
using the instructions on the following website:

I am using Mac OS X 10.2.3 and the latest apple developer tools for 

Adding the following section to the blas/lapack configuration part in 
the configure script does the job (the complete configure script is 
available upon request - ccp4bb refuses to accept attachments of 23 kb 

<        Darwin)
<          XLAPACK_LIB="-framework vecLib"
<          LAPACKLIB="vecLib"
<          noblas=yes
<          trylapack=
<          tryblas=
<           ;;

I have no idea about performance of differences of CCP4 using Netlib 
BLAS/LAPACK and those provided by apple:
1) I never used the Netlib BLAS/LAPACK
2) I do not know, which CCP4 programs really use LAPACK/BLAS

As I understand, CCP4 uses its own FFT routines. The APPLE libraries 
are compatible with fftw (http://www.fftw.org), which is a different 


Markus Meier
M. E. Müller Institut
Biozentrum der Universität Basel
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