Installation on macOS

The easiest way to install all necessary software as well as our toolbox on your computer is through our automatic installation package. Our forum may provide help in case of any installation problems. All installation routines have been tested for macOS Sierra.

Automatic Installation Package

(.zip-file, 46 KB, version: 1.1, June 18, 2018)

Installation instructions:

(click on the bullet points to get more detailed information)

  1. Unpack the content of the .zip archive. The automatic installation package contains a file install_fortran.command that is designed to manage the full installation process on macOS. The file makes use of the program homebrew that allows to install software on your computer through the console. The configuration and installation files needed to install all software packages on your computer are located in the folder src. You can use the file uninstall_fortran.command if you want to again remove all the Fortran software components from your system.
  2. The file install_fortran.command is a command file, which we use to execute certain installation routines on your computer. When you run this file by double-clicking on it, a console appears and you will be asked to confirm that you want to install all software components as well as our toolbox on your computer. You can do this by typing the letter y. You are then asked to confirm the installation of homebrew, which you can do by typing enter. The installation process requires administrator rights. You will therefore be asked to type your password. After entering your password, the installation process begins. Note that this will take a while. You might be asked to type your password again throughout the process. Yet, there is not much more for you to do. So lean back and enjoy.

    This is it! If you saw no error messages appearing, then Fortran as well as our toolbox were successfully installed on your system.

  3. In the unlikely event that you want to install all the software components as well as the toolbox from your system, you can use the file uninstall_fortran.command. It follows the same logic as the installation command file. You just have to follow the instructions.

You are done! Now click here to learn how to run your first Fortran program.