Linking Quick Start

Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL) provides several options for quick linking of your application. The simplest options depend on your development environment:

Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition compiler

see Using the /Qmkl Compiler Option.

Microsoft Visual Studio* Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

see Automatically Linking a Project in the Visual Studio* Integrated Development Environment with Intel® MKL.

Other options are independent of your development environment, but depend on the way you link:

Explicit dynamic linking

see Using the Single Dynamic Library for how to simplify your link line.

Explicitly listing libraries on your link line

see Selecting Libraries to Link with for a summary of the libraries.

Using pkg-config tool to get compilation and link lines

see Using pkg-config metadata files for a summary on how to use Intel MKL pkg-config metadata files.

Using an interactive interface

see Using the Link-line Advisor to determine libraries and options to specify on your link or compilation line.

Using an internally provided tool

see Using the Command-line Link Tool to determine libraries, options, and environment variables or even compile and build your application.

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.
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