Ubuntu – Installing BLAS and LAPACK packages


How to install BLAS & LAPACK in Ubuntu 14.04? When I am trying to install these packages with apt-get install BLAS:

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Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

Best Answer

There's a typo in @Maythux's answer: there should be no e in liblapacke.

A more minimalist set of packages can be installed with:

sudo apt-get install libblas-dev liblapack-dev

Also, if you're installing these to get scipy to install with pip, it may not be the complete solution (I failed to use pip install scipy in an ARM architecture Ubuntu 14.04 system). I found success with apt-get install python-scipy, but it was an older version (0.13.3). If you need a newer version via pip, you may also need:

sudo apt-get install gfortran

I found this info on StackOverflow here

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