Fortran PowerMac Compiler? (for Mulfold)

rmw rwadkins at cbmse.nrl.navy.mil
Tue Oct 24 16:39:06 EST 1995

In article <46j6st$45v at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>
kulmburg at aug.ukl.uni-freiburg.de (Peter Kulmburg) writes:

> Dear collegues,
> I recently got the information that there are now some Fortran PowerMac
> compilers out there. I do not want to have one but I would like to ask one
> of the persons who owns one whether she or he could compile a file for the
> community.
>         Don Gilbert wrote a very fine program called Mulfold to study RNA
> folding. Unfortunately it is very slow on PowerPCs and I am looking for a
> solution to have it ported to the PowerMac. Don Gilbert told me where the
> resources are but I am not a programmer and thus can not do it myself.
>         Is there someone out there who would like to help me on this task?
> I know that several persons already have asked for a PowerMac version of
> Mulfold but nobody did it yet. It would be of great help for the community
> to do it.
> Thank you very much for any help in advance!
> Sincerely yours         Peter Kulmburg
> Peter KULMBURG        at home  Tel./Fax:+49 761 80 84 39
> at work:    Tel.: +49 761 270/7207 or 7208        Fax: /7217

Dear Peter:
There may be a better way to go.  If you have a C compiler,
particularly CodeWarrior, there's a freeware utility called
MacF2C (available from many archives) that will convert the 
Fortran code into C, which can then be compiled using CodeWarrior
or Symantec C.  Recent specs on some LINPACK code on 
comp.sys.mac.scitech showed that the code produced under 
CodeWarrior 7 using F2C ran significantly faster than 
a couple of Fortran compilers (e.g., the Language Systems
compiler).  If you want to send me the Mac code, I can try
this approach for you (but don't flood my mailbox).

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