Free AbsoftTools Winteracter Plugin Available

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Create Winteracter projects inside AbsoftTools

A free AbsoftTools Winteracter plugin is now available. Winteracter is a Fortran 9x user interface and graphics toolset which enables implementing a modern graphical user interface in a familiar Fortran-specific context. Created through a collective effort of Winteracter/ISS Ltd and Absoft engineers, the AbsoftTools Winteracter plugin supports developing Winteracter programs inside the AbsoftTools integrated development environment.  Versions of the plugin are available for use on Windows, OS X and Linux platforms. The plugin supports both 32 and 64 bit development. 

After installation, the plugin adds a Winteracter option to the Libraries/Tools tab in the AbsoftTools Project Options dialog.  A simple click on the checkbox configures your project for use with Winteracter.  The plugin supplies all the information required to compile and link Winteracter projects. It also enables automatic launching of the Winteracter resource editor as needed for resource files. 

AbsoftTools Winteracter plugin
A single option adds Winteracter support

AbsoftTools Winteracter plugin requirements

The AbsoftTools Winteracter Plug-in is FREE via download from the Winteracter website

A current installation of the Winteracter is required in order to use the AbsoftTools plugin. Winteracter is available for purchase directly from Absoft. More information is available here. 

The minimum version of Absoft Pro Fortran required to use the plugin is Absoft Pro Fortran 2016 with service pack 2.

Absoft SLATEC For Pro Fortran 2016

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What is the SLATEC Common Math Library?

The SLATEC Common Math Library is a collection of 1400 Fortran subroutines developed by United States government research labs.  It contains mathematical and statistical routines for use in a variety of applications.

Free for all Pro Fortran 2016 platforms

Absoft has created pre-compiled and easy to install packages for using SLATEC with Absoft Pro Fortran 2016. The libraries have been optimized and validated on Windows, OS X and Linux.  All SLATEC installations include HTML documentation, libraries (both 32 and 64  bit where appropriate) and a plugin component for use in AbsoftTools projects. The Absoft SLATEC packages are available at no cost to all users of Absoft Pro Fortran 2016.

Absoft SLATEC Library Contents

  • BVSUP, two point boundary value problems solved by superposition;
  • DASSL, for the solution of differential/algebraic systems;
  • DDRIVE/SDRIVE, for the solution of double precision or single precision systems of ordinary differential equations;
  • DEPAC, for the solution of systems of differential equations;
  • DLAP/SLAP, for the solution of double precision or single precision sparse systems of linear equations;
  • EISPACK, for the computation of eigenvalues and eigenvectors;
  • FFTPACK, for fast Fourier transforms;
  • FISHPACK, for solution of the Poisson equation;
  • FNLIB, the Fullerton special function library;
  • MINPACK, for minimization (SNLS1, SNSQ);
  • PCHIP, for piecewise cubic Hermite interpolation;
  • PPPACK, for piecewise cubic polynomial interpolation;
  • QUADPACK, for quadrature over finite or infinite 1D intervals;
  • SOS, for square systems of nonlinear equations;
  • SPLP, for linear programming problems

Obtaining the Absoft SLATEC Library

Platform specific installers for Absoft SLATEC are available using the following links:

Absoft Pro Fortran 2016  on Windows

Absoft Pro Fortran 2016 on OS X

Absoft  Pro Fortran 2016 on 64 Bit Linux

Absoft  Pro Fortran 2016 on 32 Bit Linux

 

New AbsoftTools GINO GUI Lite Plugin

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Free GINO GUI Lite Plugin for AbsoftTools available

Following last month’s release of GINO GUI Lite 8.1 with 64 bit support, Absoft has developed a new AbsoftTools plugin for the GINO GUI Lite package. GINO GUI enables Windows developers to add a sophisticated point and click interface to Fortran programs. The new GINO GUI Lite plugin provides support for developing these programs inside the AbsoftTools integrated development environment.

Checking one additional option adds full support for building GINO GUI Lite applications.
One option is all that is required

The plugin simplifies the process of creating GINO Lite applications inside AbsoftTools. Selecting a single option when creating a new project is all that is required to add the necessary compile time options and link libraries. The installation for the plugin also includes AbsoftTools projects for all examples included with the GINO GUI Lite package. Both 32 and 64 bit versions of GINO GUI Lite are supported.

The new plugin is available for download at no additional cost to all Absoft Pro Fortran 2016 for Windows users.

GINO GUI Lite is a subset of the full GINO Graphics package produced by Bradly Associates Ltd. The full GINO package is available for purchase from Absoft. More information is available here.

Pro Fortran 2016 Service Pack 2

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New Pro Fortran 2016 Service Pack

A new service pack for Absoft Pro Fortran 2016 was released in August, 2016. Available for Windows, OS X and Linux versions, this service pack addresses issues reported in the compiler, AbsoftTools and AWE since the initial release of Absoft Pro Fortran 2016.

Platform Release Notes Download
Windows PDF Download
OS X PDF Download
Linux (64 bit) PDF Download
Linux (32 bit) PDF Download

Reminder: Service packs are only compatible with the version they are intended to update. Installation of incompatible software will cause problems. To obtain the version number of your product, examine the contents of the absoft_release information located in the product installation directory.

FREE 64 Bit GINO Lite GUI Upgrade Available

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Sophisticated GUI builder is now 64 bit enabled

The GINO GUI Lite interface builder has been updated to support 64 bit development.  A $395 value included at no extra charge with Absoft Pro Fortran for Windows, GINO GUI Lite is a versatile tool for developers looking to add a sophisticated point and click interface to Fortran programs.  The GINO GUI Lite 8.1 update allows these programs to handle very large data sets by taking advantage of the full 64 bit address space.  The 64 bit GINO Lite package is fully compatible with the 32 bit version and no source code changes are required in existing projects.

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How to obtain 64 Bit GINO Lite

The 64 bit version of GINO Lite requires Absoft Pro Fortran 2016.  Starting March 1st 2016, all electronic delivery downloads and USB key purchases include the upgraded package. Customers who purchased Absoft Pro Fortran 2016 for Windows prior to this date should contact Absoft directly for instructions on how to obtain the new 64 bit GINO Lite package.

GINO GUI Lite is a subset of the full GINO Graphics package produced by Bradly Associates Ltd.  The full GINO package is available for purchase from Absoft. More information is available here.