C or FORTRAN compiler for Vista?

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Can anyone help me find a compiler/IDE for FORTRAN or C that can work with Windows Vista? I am a physics student and would like to learn some programing, but my computer runs Vista and I have yet to find a compiler that works.

Otherwise, are there any recommendations for a language I could learn that might be useful to me and that I won't run into such problems with on Vista?

(Please, please resist the impulse to tell me to can Vista and get XP... really...)
 

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(Please, please resist the impulse to tell me to can Vista and get XP... really...)
No problem... just can Vista and get Linux instead. :biggrin: Or Mac OS X. :biggrin: :biggrin:
 
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(Please, please resist the impulse to tell me to can Vista and get XP... really...)
You know the solution and you are still asking question? Geez...

That being said, look for Visual Studio and Visual C++. No idea about exact licences available at the moment, but there were free academic or entry level versions available few years ago and the current version (whichever it is) has a three month free trial.
 
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Or download Cygwin, which runs fine on Vista, and use the freeware GNU compiler collection, which includes C/C++ and FORTRAN.

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No problem... just can Vista and get Linux instead. Or Mac OS X.
You know the solution and you are still asking question? Geez...
Yes yes yes, I know I know... if I could keep one of you guru's in my back pocket to help with such things (or maybe talk me out of buying a computer loaded with Vista in the first place), or maybe had more time and money to deal with it myself, I'd be in a different spot. In the meantime I have to use what I've got.

That being said, I have tried Visual Studio/Visual C++ with no luck (trying to compile in C, that is). I've also tried EclipseC and Bloodshed. I will try Cygwin next.

Thanks all.
 
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Cygwin + JGrasp if you don't feel like learning command-line stuff.
 
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That being said, I have tried Visual Studio/Visual C++ with no luck (trying to compile in C, that is).
You mean some specific C code, or just any C programs?
 
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http://www.silverfrost.com/11/ftn95/overview.asp

From this link you can dowoload Fortran 95 compiler that works fine on Vista, in addition to plato 3 which is in integrated developement environment.
As far as I know, the personal edition for free but it is not supposed to be used for research purposes.
 
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You mean some specific C code, or just any C programs?
No, just any C programs. Took a class in C last spring and this was a big problem. I had to run Eclipse and store my workspace on a flash drive instead of using my own computer.

Just downloaded the FTN95 compiler with Plato 3 that Useful Nucleus suggested. I'll let y'all know how it worked out once I get a chance to mess with it.
 
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Strange, I am using an earlier Visual Studio and no problems with C compilation at all. What error messages did you get?
 
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Are you sure, you know, that the code you're testing the compiler with is valid??
 

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