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Calling shell in fortran

  1. Jun 12, 2009 #1

    I'm new here and I was wondering if anyone could help me.

    I've a program in fortran which I want to combine with Matlab, both working in Ubunt 7.10 but I don't want to use mex-functions or matlab engine functions because it could cause damage to the fortran program I'm using. I was wondering if it would be possible to do it with a calling to the shell. Does anybody know if it is possible and how could I do it??

    Thank you
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 13, 2009 #2
    If you are using the gfortran compiler there is a subroutine called "system" http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gfortran/SYSTEM.html" [Broken]. But be aware about that this makes your code compiler dependent, so if it is possible you should avoid to use it.
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