Is it possible to implement .f90 Fortran files in GAUSS? I have a few model codes and functions in Fortran .f90 format. I read that it is possible to run them in GAUSS. Is there any a how-to or an introduction that describes how this works?
Thanks and best regards
You can certainly run Fortran (77/90, etc) from GAUSS. The steps are:
1. Make sure the function you want to call takes one or more double arrays (or double pointers if you make a C/C++ wrapper).
2. Compile the file into a shared library.
3. Place the shared library file (.dll, .so or .dylib) in the GAUSSHOME/dlib directory.
4. Load the shared library file into GAUSS, using the 'dlibrary' command.
5. Call the function described in item #1 above, using the 'dllcall' keyword.
Do I need a fortran compiler for point 2.?
Yes, you will need a Fortran compiler for step 2. There are many available. Intel makes a good one. PGI is another good commercial option (http://www.pgroup.com/). They have a community edition which you may qualify for. Finally, there is also the GNU compiler collection which has a free Fortran compiler (https://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/GFortran). I am not sure that it is as fast as the first two options, but it is of high quality.
Thanks a lot for this useful answer.