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Which Fortran?

Which Fortran?

Which Fortran?

(OP)
Last Fortran program I had was Microsoft Power Station Fortran V1.0 which Microsoft dumped.  When the program began to give me fits on the network version of Windows 98 I threw in the towel.

I would like to once again use some of the programs that I previously wrote so I need to buy a new complier, editor, etc.

But which one?  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

And what is the impact of Microsoft's Visual Studio on my choices?

In my case the cost of the program comes out of my bank account so cost is a consideration.

RE: Which Fortran?

Somewhere on:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.fortran
there was a few months ago a post with a listing of available Fortran compilers. There are two open source freebies out there, along with (by one quote) seven commercial ones. It isn't clear what you mean by the impact of MS Visual Studio on your choices.

RE: Which Fortran?

I use cygwin, which doesn't have a fancy GUI, but I don't need that, I just need a grinder Fortran compiler. So if you know Fortran well, or are used to the old method of Fortran programming, that is, line by line programming and debugging, then cygwin will work great for you. And is free!

RE: Which Fortran?

It really depends on what you want to do with it.  If it is just calculations or simple console programs, any of those from http://www.thefreecountry.com/compilers/fortran.shtml will do.

However, if you wish to develop GUIs it gets more specific.  For Windows type GUIs, Silverfrost is your best bet.  I don't know about Unix GUIs - normally do those in C/C++.

RE: Which Fortran?

(OP)
I just want to grind numbers in Fortran code. All calculations would be contained from within the program and would not import subroutines in other languages.

My old programs used a screen input which I would like to continue.

I once took two classes in C and do not like it for many reasons.  I don't know anything about Unix.

RE: Which Fortran?

Xerf's suggestion of using SilverFrost (formerly known as Salford) will meet all your requirements and can easily be run from a DOS window.

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