need tips on GCG programming under UNIX

Reinhard Doelz doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch
Mon Feb 14 02:57:17 EST 1994

In article <1994Feb13.143727.17933 at wisipc.weizmann.ac.il>, Eitan Rubin <bcrubin at dapsas1.weizmann.ac.il> writes:
|>   I am trying to devlope a program which scans while DBases. I have GCG,
|> and whish to web my program into it. Is there any direct way I can
|> utilize GCG rutines to read a database, sequence by sequence? Which way
|> would be the fastest?

|>   My programming experience is VERY limited, so please don't through big
|> words at me...

Just a slight hint on developing GCG applications in the future, you 
should definitively be firm in the C programming language. Good Fortran
knowledge at this point of time is required as well to understand the 
way how fortran applications call c routines in the end.  On the host
where you do the development, you will find FORTRAN applications (as 
of F77 on the SGI, in this case, GCG Version 7.3) and you should try 
to get started by the concepts with a simple application. The code 
for WORDSEARCH is in the $GCGCOREROOT tree, do a command like 
find $GCGCOREROOT -name wordsearch.f -print to see the full path of the 
file. There is a makefile.template which you can fetch. Edit it accordingly
and toirix it. a 'make', then, should give you a real executable. Once 
this is done, you know that your setup allows GCG type applications. 

There is an extensive support manual supplied with the package. Ask for 
this one and read the 'maintenance' section, as well as the section on the
program libraries. 

If this is a large project like a thesis or other more-than-2-month hack 
(don't nail me down on the wording here, please), you should contact your 
GCG software consultant with respect to possible (prerelease) access to a
more advanced C interface. 

Hope this helps 


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