ndarray-linalg 0.12.1

Linear algebra package for rust-ndarray using LAPACK


Crate docs.rs

Linear algebra package for Rust with ndarray based on external LAPACK implementations.


See examples directory.

Note: To run examples, you must specify which backend will be used (as described below). For example, you can execute the solve example with the OpenBLAS backend like this:

cargo run --example solve --features=openblas

and run all tests of ndarray-linalg with OpenBLAS

cargo test --features=openblas


Three BLAS/LAPACK implementations are supported:

  • OpenBLAS
    • needs gfortran (or other Fortran compiler)
  • Netlib
    • needs cmake and gfortran
  • Intel MKL (non-free license, see the linked page)

There are three features corresponding to the backend implementations (openblas / netlib / intel-mkl):

ndarray = "0.13"
ndarray-linalg = { version = "0.12", features = ["openblas"] }

Tested Environments

Backend Linux Windows macOS
OpenBLAS ✔️ - ✔️
Netlib ✔️ - ✔️
Intel MKL ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

For librarian

If you creating a library depending on this crate, we encourage you not to link any backend:

ndarray = "0.13"
ndarray-linalg = "0.12"

Link backend crate manually

For the sake of linking flexibility, you can provide LAPACKE implementation (as an extern crate) yourself. You should link a LAPACKE implementation to a final crate (like binary executable or dylib) only, not to a Rust library.

ndarray = "0.13"
ndarray-linalg = "0.12"
openblas-src = "0.7" # or another backend of your choice

You must add extern crate to your code in this case:

extern crate ndarray;
extern crate ndarray_linalg;
extern crate openblas_src; // or another backend of your choice

Generate document with KaTeX

You need to set RUSTDOCFLAGS explicitly:

RUSTDOCFLAGS="--html-in-header katex-header.html" cargo doc --no-deps

This only works for --no-deps build because katex-header.html does not exists for dependent crates. If you wish to set RUSTDOCFLAGS automatically in this crate, you can put .cargo/config:

rustdocflags = ["--html-in-header", "katex-header.html"]

But, be sure that this works only for --no-deps. cargo doc will fail with this .cargo/config.