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How to open this file?

  1. Jun 23, 2013 #1
    I need to open a Fortran program came along with the text book on antenna. I can't attach the file. It is a .for ( dipole.for) program. The book said it need MATLAB which I don't have. Is there any free software to open this?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Jun 23, 2013 #2

    SteamKing

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    Any kind of text editor should do the trick. The .for extension means that the Fortran source code is contained in the file. If the file is not too large, Windows Notepad or Wordpad should be able to read the file.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2013 #3
    Thanks

    How do I run it?
     
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  6. Jun 23, 2013 #5

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    That's a whole 'nother question.

    It's going to depend on what the program does and how the user interacts with it.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2013 #6
    Thanks, they are antenna design programs that you input the physical dimensions and out come the various useful parameters for the design.

    I manage to open the .for using Wordpad and attached is the Dipole.txt. It is a very simple program.

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