[Rd] Fortran 90 / 95 compilers? // interface packages for R ?

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Mon, 18 Sep 2000 10:41:08 +0200

We have (spatial statistics) group here that are (about to) interface
Fortran 90 and/or 95 software to R and/or S-plus.

My recommendation has been against this because of non-availability of
GNU or other free (not only moneywise, in the GNU sense) compilers for
Fortran 9x.   Does anybody have good guesses about the future here?
The user group here say they like F 9[05] because of its ``object
oriented'' approach and data types.  Probably we shouldn't start a
discussion about this statement, but rather acknowledge that in the
numerical analysis community, there seems to be a drive from F77 to F90

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