On 06 Oct 1996 11:33:59 -0600, zinc <zinc at zifi.genetics.utah.edu> wrote:
>1) is FORTRAN still better than C for this sort of thing or is it just
> a result of many xtallographers being familiar with FORTRAN?
Fortran is just what a lot of people learnt. C is a relatively new
language. (Yes, I consider 20 years to be relatively new).
>2) more importantly, i would really like to hear success stories from
> anyone who has compiled FORTRAN code under Linux, especially the
> type of software mentioned in the subject. if you know it, please
> tell me what you had to do to get it to work and what your system
> configuration is.
I haven't had particularly good luck with f2c, somewhat better luck
with g77. There is one really good commercial Fortran 77 compiler
for Linux (from Absoft). There are a couple packages that don't
go anywhere with f2c or g77 that do compile with Absoft's compiler.
Ashok Aiyar, Ph.D.
Department of Oncology email: aiyar at ebv.oncology.wisc.edu
University of Wisconsin-Madison tel: (608) 262-6697