Fortran Programming Software?

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  1. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Hi there, I'm doing my Masters Degree in Acoustical engineering and the school I'm at will be using MatLab. Of course this is not offered for Mac anymore as I found out. I'm looking for recommendations of software that is similar to MatLab, primarily the focus is on FORTRAN programming language. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
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  3. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    i found matlab programs for macs to do my computational fluids courses... keep looking around...
     
  4. mwpeters8182 macrumors 6502

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    If you're looking for FORTRAN, you can download the compiler via fink (F77). If you need F90, that's a bit harder to find. There's two open source compilers out there, g90 is one of them, i believe.

    Also, MATLAB is available on Mac.

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  5. balamw Moderator

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    Note also that g77 (as available in fink) supports a number of the more useful features of FORTRAN 90, even though it isn't a full F90 compiler.

    There are a few commercial F90 compilers such as:
    IBM: http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/fortran/xlfortran/features/macosx/
    Absoft: http://www.absoft.com/Products/Compilers/Fortran/Macintosh/OSX/OSX.html
    NAG: http://www.nag.com/nagware/np.asp

    MATLAB is definitely still offered for Mac, even the much cheaper student version http://www.mathworks.com/academia/student_version/index.html

    In case you still don't want that Scilab is an OK free alternative to MATLAB http://www.scilab.org

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  6. mwpeters8182 macrumors 6502

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    Also forgot about Octave, which you can get through fink. With Octave, and the octave-forge add in library, you get pretty much all of your standard MATLAB functions and syntax. However, it does not have a GUI, which scilab does.

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  7. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks guys, I had thought that MatLab wasnt' ported to OS X. Good to know it's available. I also found that X11 could run MatLab as well.

    Cheers.
     
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  9. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    There is a G95 Fortran compiler that came out on September 29, and I tried it for my programming class but it seemed to be full of bugs. Works with Fink also.
     

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