NumPy/SciPy are scientific libraries for Python. R is a programming language for statistics computing. These tools, especially their open source packages, have gained popularity among programmers in scientific and statistic computing. A fundamental component in both NumPy/SciPy and R are the linear algebra functions, which rely on the standard BLAS and LAPACK routines. Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL) provides a high performance implementation of BLAS and LAPACK that is optimized for Intel architectures.