Cross-posted with permission from the blog of Shogun‘s Heiko Strathmann, who recently defended his Ph.D. — congrats, Heiko!

Shogun now supports Intel MKL

Over the last few weeks and months, a few things came together that make Shogun both a lot easier to install, and a lot faster!

EDIT: While I was writing this post, Viktor leaked some of the results. I should work faster 😉

Easier installation: conda integration & windows

Thanks to Dougal, who did an awesome job of  integrating shogun with conda, installing Shogun is now as easy as

conda install -c conda-forge shogun

Viktor recently made this work under windows as well (not easy! yet only C++ interface, but this will change soon). Check his StackOverflow post if you want to give it a try. After the years and years of cryptic installation procedures these things hopefully make Shogun more accessible for new users. Thanks again Dougal!

Faster Shogun: Lapack, Eigen3 and Intel MKL

How did we make Shogun faster? Let’s take a little peak under the hood!

Continue reading at Heiko’s blog…