Absoft IDE - For Linux, Windows & MacOS

The First Fortran IDE Designed by Fortran People

Absoft IDE Reviewed in ACM's Fortran Forum - Read Article


5 Reasons Why the Absoft IDE is the Best
Fortran Solution Available!

1) The first Fortran IDE for Linux, Windows and MacOS.
Absoft solves the problems associated with Visual Studio and Xcode which are excellent environments for C but have no knowledge of Fortran, Fortran debugging nor do they provide a Fortran application framework. Absoft's is the only bundled IDE to provide these Fortran resources and full support for C as well.

2) The Absoft IDE is a complete solution!
Powerful and ease-to-use it is excellent for small or large projects and the novice or experienced user and comes bundled with all Pro Fortran products. Nothing else to buy and no compatibility issues to worry about. Programmer's editor, compliers, debugger, application framework, math libraries and graphics are included.

3) The Absoft IDE automates Fortran development.
The editor and debugger know if you are using C or Fortran and adjusts key words, array indexing, etc. accordingly. Building and debugging mixed Fortran/C applications is easy and automated.

4) The Absoft IDE is an open design
and supports compilers and tools from multiple vendors. Easily select the Fortran or C compiler, math library and type of application you want to build. Graphical and command line interfaces are provided for compiling and debugging.

5) The IDE is available on Linux, Windows & MacOS
and provides the same functionality and a native look and feel on every platform. This means only one learning curve, which saves you time and money and makes the Absoft IDE the best choice for multi-platform developers.

All Absoft Tool Suites Include :

Key Benefits

More Benefits:
  • Increases productivity by simplifying interactions with compilers and tools
  • Control and edit code from one interface
  • Use multiple coding tools at the same time
  • Automatically build make files
  • Generate multiple applications from one environment
  • Compatible with compilers from multiple vendors (Absoft, Apple, GNU)
  • Supports select third party products as plug-ins (IMSL, VAST, graphics)
Key Features

More Features:
  • Automatic handling for file dependency information and makefile generation
  • Project management for full Fortran95 / Fortran 77 / C & C++ projects
  • Provides graphical interface for most common compiler and tool options, with descriptive names and organized in to related groups
  • Supports Absoft, Apple and GNU compilers
  • Integrated search tool, editor, debugger, and profiler
  • Coordinates traditional development edit/compile/debug/profile cycle
Can Generate:
  • AWE applications
  • Command-line applications
  • Native GUI applications
  • Static libraries
  • Dynamic link libraries (DLL's) Windows version only

Special Features

Enhanced Capabilities:
  • Fx3™ Debugging Solution for Windows and Macintosh OS X is the world's best debugging solution available for Fortran developers and also works well for C/C++ and assembler debugging. Fx3™ is the industry's most efficient debugging solution because a single copy of Fx3 is fully compatible with compilers from Absoft, GNU, Intel, PathScale, and PGI. If you use multiple compilers, Fx3™ is the most complete solution available for your debugging needs.

  • Interfaces for Classic Windows (98/ME/NT/2000), Windows XP, and Macintosh OS X are provided. IDE provides access to compilers via command line or GUI.

  • An integrated performance profiler is included with all product versions.

  • All Absoft compilers are link compatible with Microsoft C and GNU gcc on Windows, or GNU gcc on Mac OS X making mixed language application development a straightforward process.

  • The AWE application framework, written entirely in Fortran, can automatically create a native GUI for each compiled application. It is included with Pro Fortran for Windows and Macintosh. Full source to AWE is included as an example of programming the native system API directly from Fortran.

Performance Gains on a Graphical IDE system

Better Performance:

The Absoft Graphical IDE increases performance of coding by integrating an editor, debugger and linker into an easy to use single viewing interface. Complete multiple coding tasks at one time without having to switch between applications. Multiple views and tools are available at the same time. See how changing your code effects projects and files from one view. GUI programming becomes a comfort for even the novice user. Graphical examples included.

Ease of Use

Easy to Use:

The Absoft IDE installs on Linux, Windows and MacOS implementations. Pro Fortran includes a complete User Guide with clear examples of editing, compiling, debugging and running programs.

To ensure maximum performance, suggested options for compatibility and optimizations are clearly defined. Pre-built mathematical libraries and graphics are also included further performance and development efficiencies.


View Screenshots of the Absoft IDE:

IDE Features & Benefits

General Options Screen

Target Options Screen
Fortran Options Screen
C/C++ Options Screen
Linker Options Screen

Click below to view a short video on building a Fortran program with AbsoftTools, part of the Absoft Pro Fortran Suite.


View more Absoft Pro Fortran videos on YouTube


I used Pro Fortran to write, debug, test and apply
about 45,000 lines of code from the MS environment
and it is, in a word: terrific. It is fast, has good diagnostics,
builds great executable code and the IDE has a load of
extra features that are invaluable. Beyond that, your
support has been timely, helpful and detailed.


D.J. Chadwick, President, SAFE, Inc.

IDEs for Fortran - Fortran Feature Support Comparison
Fortran Features/Tools Included with IDE
Absoft Pro Fortran
Visual Studio
Apple Xcode
Fortran 95/2008 Compiler :
F95/2008 Compiler + IDE
Easy 1-Step Install
YES
NO
NO
-05 Load Balancing Ooptimization Technology for Multi-Cores
YES
NO
NO
Fortran Legacy Workstation Extensions
YES
YES
YES
Full Windows API Support Directly from Fortran
YES
YES
NO
IDE and Fortran Specific Features:
Fortran/C Ccolor Syntax Programmer's Editor
YES
YES
YES
Fx3 Fortran & C Graphical Debugger
YES
NO
NO
Matrix View Array Display
YES
NO
NO
AWE I/O App Framework with Fortran Source
YES
NO
NO
Automatic Fortran Module Dependency Tracking
YES
YES
NO
Automatic Fortran and C Array Indexing YES
NO
NO
Generate Modifyable Fortran Makefiles YES
YES
NO
SMP and MPI Control Features YES
YES
NO
Supports 3rd Party Plug-In Libraries YES
YES
NO
Same on Windows, Mac OS, Linux YES
NO
NO
SMP Optimization Tools:
Graphical SMP & Vector Anaylzer
YES
NO
NO
HPC Scientific Engineering Numerical Libraries:
Prebuilt Core, Vector and FFT Routines
YES
YES
YES
Visualization Tools:
2D/3D Scientific Graphic Display Library
YES
NO
NO
HDF4 and HDF5 Visualization Libraries
YES
NO
NO
FREE Plug-In C/C++ Compilers Supported:
Microsoft C/C++ Compatible
YES
YES
NO
Apple C/C++ Compatible
YES
NO
YES
gnu C
YES
YES
YES
Plug-In Support for 3rd Party Applications :
nVidia CUDA GPU Library (Windows, Linux)
YES
**
NO
IMSL Numerical Libraries (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)
YES
YES
NO
HMPP GPU Pre-Processor (Windows, Linux)
YES
**
NO
Companion Platforms Supported:
Windows: 2K-8
YES
YES
NO
Mac OS X: Snow Leopard - Mountain Lion
YES
NO
YES
Technical Support:
FREE - Live Phone Support M-F 9AM 3PM EST
YES
NO
NO
Mixed Platform Floating Licenses Available
YES
NO
NO

** Varies with 3rd party compiler installed - All features may not be supported

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