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Fortran 90 installation assistance

  1. Sep 9, 2014 #1
    Like so many before, I have a unit over the next year using Fortran 90 as part of my Physics B.Sc.

    In advance, I'd like to get it up an running on my MacBook Pro, but having read various threads over the internet I'm not so sure on what to do. I don't want to pay a penny, but if it is the only option then it will have to be done.

    Is there an equivalent to eclipse for java that I need... can eclipse do this... am I barking up the wrong tree?
    Any assistance or good re-direction will be very much appreciated.

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  3. Sep 9, 2014 #2


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  4. Sep 9, 2014 #3
    I use plato IDE. It's very useful. In addition to fortran, it does support other pro languages such as C\C++ ,java and so on. It is free and you can download it from the internet.
  5. Sep 9, 2014 #4


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    Eclipse supports FORTRAN 77 with Photran plugin package:


    You might be able to use it to edit and manage your project as a maven project so that maven builds it with the correct fortran compiler and libraries.


    The NAR plugin supports C/C++ and FORTRAN maven projects.

    Its definitely worthwhile to consider maven as it makes your project very portable between machines and developers as maven handles the dependencies and plugins if the project pom.ml is properly written.

    You could also look at a gedit (or vim or sublime) + maven combo as these editors will display your code in syntax colorized format.

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