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F is a carefully crafted subset of the most recent version of Fortran, the world's most powerful numeric language. F retains the modern features of Fortran--modules and data abstraction, for example--but discards facilities such as EQUIVALENCE, which are difficult to teach, use, or debug. It is a safe portable programming language. F may be used by the Fortran 77 programmer as a transition to the new concepts in Fortran 95 or in High Performance Fortran (HPF).

Current Version:   970328

License Type:   Commercial

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Source Code Availability:   No

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No (will be soon)
  • RedHat RPM Package:   Yes
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

Linux, Windows 95/NT, Mac PowerPC, Solaris 1, Solaris 2, HP-UX, Digital Unix, AIX, IRIX.
The educational Linux version is free and may be downloaded from the home page. There is also an enhanced professional Linux version for sale. There are downloadable try-and-buy versions for most major platforms, many examples, complete syntax rules, several textbooks, and related materials available through the web page. More information is available from

Software/Hardware Requirements:

8MB RAM, 15MB Disk Space

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