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Trying to look for a fortran compiler for my windows XP

  1. Sep 5, 2006 #1
    not sure where this goes, but I am trying to look for a fortran compiler for my windows XP OS that is free so i can get into doing some programming. My school may be getting into a engineering competition and i would be a frontrunner on the team and want to get a headstart. if anyone can help i would appreciate it.
     
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  3. Sep 5, 2006 #2
    Just one note that might or might not be applicable to your case but remember that it is all but guaranteed that a FORTRAN compiler will execute some code any faster than say a C program on a PC.
     
  4. Sep 5, 2006 #3

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    Have you tried a google search? There are probably dozens of freely-available Fortran compilers for Windows.

    I personally would suggest installing Cygwin, which includes the GNU compiler collection, including g77, the GNU Fortran 77 compiler.

    http://www.cygwin.com

    - Warren
     
  5. Sep 5, 2006 #4

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  6. Sep 5, 2006 #5
    got my cygwin up and am having some trouble opening up the binaries required to get the compiler working. :( i am quite frustrated.
     
  7. Sep 5, 2006 #6

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    Open the Cygwin bash shell. Type g77 inputfile -o outputfile to compile your source code, inputfile, into an executable, outputfile.

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  8. Sep 5, 2006 #7
    g95(not to be confused with gfortran, the GNU F90 compiler) is your best bet. Not the GNU compilers if you're using windows. I say this from an ease of use persepective. Works from DOS, no need to deal with cygwin (which I've always considered to be a hassle). Also its very good about sticking strictly to the standard, and its available on every platform you could ever want, a major plus if portability becomes a concern (of course, so are the GNU compilers, but I'm really less of a fan of those for fortran, in part because upgrading them can be an absolute nightmare if you don't know what you're doing).
     
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