The Only Fortran Available That Delivers Everything Developers Need
In A Single Integrated Package
Advanced Fortran Development Environment Previously Available Only in
v10.1 Pro Fortran Suites, is now available for PPC Users!
The new v9.5 release retains previous
compiler technology for compatibility with existing applications and
adds the new Absoft Fortran IDE, next generation Fx3 Debugger, the new
Absoft Editor, improved I/O Libraries, and support for both Absoft ACC
and Apple C/C++ compilers.
Absoft Pro Fortran v9.5 is the most complete Fortran solution for Mac OS/PPC (G4/G5). Fully compatible with OS X Tiger & Leopard and tuned for G5, Pro Fortran includes an ANSI/ISO Fortran 95 compiler capable of generating both 64-bit and 32-bit executables and C/C++ (32-bit G5 only) compiler, all of which are link and debug compatible with Apple C and other tools.
For those with newer MacOS/Intel Systems: v9.5 is fully compatible with the MacOS/Intel under Rosetta. *Note - the emulator will slow down your performance significantly!
performance on an Intel based Mac, try the Absoft
Pro Fortran for MacOS/Intel which is designed specifically
for your Intel based system.
New In This Release
New and Enhanced Features:
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
Key Features & Information:
Includes a powerful IDE which supports additional compilers and select third party applications such as IMSL libraries as plug-ins on G5. Stand alone applications can be created with the click of a mouse. Also included are 2D/3Dgraphics, BLAS, ATLAS, LAPACK90 and HDF libraries and free technical support from friendly engineers included at no additional charge. Free standing applications can be created automatically.
The programmer's editor
uses color syntax to highlight
key words and data types. The Absoft Fx3 Debugging Solution fully
supports Fortran and intermixed C and assembly code. Create mixed language
applications with Fortran, C/C++ and assembler using the single Absoft
environment. For users working in multiple environments, multi-platform
discount bundles are available.
Key Features &
Easy to install, Pro Fortran includes a comprehensive, easy to use Integrated Development Environment (IDE) designed for programmers. The compilers can be run either from the command line or the GUI and select third party products such as IMSL or VAST tools can be run as plug-ins from the IDE.
Mix and match development in Fortran and C++ with Absoft and IBM compilers in a single environment. A single copy of optional third party tools such as VAST can be shared between Absoft 64-bit and 32-bit compilers.
Linking with C is simple and straightforward
from Pro Fortran. The Absoft Fx3 Debugging Solution, included at no
charge, is one of the few debugging tools which can properly debug both
Fortran and C code.
Multi-processor and OpenMP support
Absoft has partnered with Crescent Bay
Software to provide leading edge technology to maximize performance
on dual processor systems. VAST-F/Parallel is an available option. VAST-F/P
is a pre-processor which automatically restructures your code for dual
processors. The original source is also maintained. VAST also performs
superscalar optimizations and provides full support for OpenMP.
Complete IDE (Integrated Development
Environment) includes programmer's editor, compilers, multi-language
debugger with Carbon interface, application framework and support for
XL Fortran and XL C/C++. Full link and debug compatibility with Apple
C. All compilers can be run from GUI or command line. IDE is easy to
use but very powerful and flexible for advanced users.
The Absoft Editor is a powerful and flexible
tool for creating and maintaining program source files in FORTRAN 77,
FORTRAN 90/95, C and C++. The editor is source language sensitive and
will display keywords and comments in different text colors, making
keywords easier to distinguish in your source code. With the Absoft
Editor, you can edit multiple files at the same time, launch a compiler,
and return to the editor to correct syntax errors detected by the compiler.
The Absoft Editor is a Mac OS X program. Third party editors are also
MRWE (Macintosh Runtime Window Environment)
can automatically add a basic Mac style interface to any compiled application.
Written entirely in Fortran 95, full, documented source is provided
as example of writing Carbon applications which access the Mac toolbox.
MRWE can easily be modified to add special features or change functionality.
Includes a version of PLplot, a library of functions that are useful for making scientific plots. PLplot can be called from C, C++ and FORTRAN. The PLplot library can be used to create standard x-y plots, semilog plots, log-log plots, contour plots, 3D plots, mesh plots, bar charts and pie charts. Multiple graphs (of the same or different sizes) may be placed on a single page with multiple lines in each graph.
There are almost 2000 characters in the extended character set. This includes four different fonts, the Greek alphabet and a host of mathematical, musical and other symbols.
PLplot requires OS X 10.1 or later and
is available for OS X, Windows, x86/Linux and x64/Linux making porting
graphics between any of these environmets a straightforward process.
Complete documentation is provided in pdf format. PLplot is provided
The process of combining Fortran and C routines into a single application has been a major frustration to many programmers.
Absoft Pro Fortrans provide a solution:
We include a C/C++ compiler for MacOS/PPC and our compilers are link-compatible
with Apple C. Mixed Fortran/C applications are easily generated entirely
from within the development environment or can be easily linked with
code created in Apple C. Example code is provided in the documentation.
Includes a flexible graphics library
called PLplot. PLplot can be called from Fortran as well as C/C++
and can create standard x-y plots, semilog plots, log-log plots, contour
plots, 3D plots, mesh plots, bar charts and pie charts.
Absoft manufactures high performance Fortran compiler suites for Windows, Macintosh(Intel & PPC), Intel/AMD Linux and PPC/Linux based systems.
Absoft compiler suites are source compatible
across the different platforms which means that in most cases, only
a recompile is needed to port code from one environment to another.
Full technical support from professional support engineers, will help resolve any problems is included at no additional charge with each new product from Absoft.
To ensure your software continues running
at maximum efficiency, all registered Absoft customers can download
service packs and quick fixes at no charge. Customers can subscribe
to Absoft's free electronic newsletter to receive bulletins and update
notices advising of new updates, changes in product releases, new product
announcements and other useful information.
Absoft branded products include Premier Technical Support and Initial Software Maintenance at no additional charge from the time of purchase for as long as the purchased version remains the current release version.
Initial Software Maintenance (ISM) includes free electronic downloads of all interim Service Packs and Quick Fixes from Absoft. Version upgrades require separate purchase but at discounted prices.
At the conclusion of the Initial Software Maintenance term (i.e. when a new version of the purchased product is released) customers may either purchase a Product Upgrade or within 30 days of the new product release, purchase Continuing Software Maintenance for an additional 12-month maintenance term.
Continuing Software Maintenance (CSM) includes all elements of Premier Technical support plus all Product Upgrades issued during the 12-month Continuing Software Maintenance term. Annual renewals of Software Maintenance will be made available at low-cost to customers who renew within their unexpired Maintenance term.
For users electing not to renew Continuing Software Maintenance and having expired maintenance terms but later wishing to rejoin CSM, Reinstatement Software Maintenance (RSM) terms may be purchased.
Third party products distributed by Absoft
are subject to license terms and policies of their respective manufacturers.
Absoft uses an extended version of the Cray CF90 front end and adheres to the latest ISO and ANSI Fortran 95 standards. Extensions from all major workstations have been added to make sure your code ports from any environment with minimal effort.
Absoft Fortran compilers conform to all DoD MIL-STD 1753, FIPS 69-1, and POSIX standards, support most popular VAX/VMS extensions including RECORD, STRUCTURE, POINTER, and UNION, (per V5.4 of VMS FORTRAN), QUAD (REAL*16) data types as well as others from IBM/VS, Cray, Sun FORTRAN as well as FORTRAN 66 conventions.
Automatic byte-swapping and full integration with many third party tools means porting code from virtually any environment requires little more than a recompilation without rewriting code. The F95 compiler can operate in F95, F90 or F77 modes.
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