[ADOL-C] Adol-c: call to blas/lapack

Andrea Walther awalther at math.uni-paderborn.de
Wed Mar 2 08:29:06 EST 2016

Dear Minh,

we are completely aware of this problem and there had been
frequent discussions about the handling of blas/lapack
in the Ad community.

Currently, the most efficient way to handle such situations is to
use the external function functionality of ADOL-C and
provide a self-written derivative computation for these

The blas/lapack routines often allow a simple derivative
computation by hand, i.e., the provision of self-written
derivatives is quite often not that problematic.

I am not aware of any differentiated versions of the full
blas/lapack routines that could be used instead of the approach
described above.

Hope, this helps. Otherwise just email again.



Prof. Dr. Andrea Walther
Lehrstuhl fuer Mathematik und ihre Anwendungen
Institut fuer Mathematik
Universitaet Paderborn
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn

Email: andrea.walther at uni-paderborn.de
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