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Programmer's Reusable Library (PRL)

Seven g77-callable libraries for POSIX-interfacing, F77 data type operations, 2D/3D graphics incl hidden-line surface plots, and world mapping. Graphics is conceptually similar to DISSPLA except PRL strives to be be object-based.

Current Version:   0.7

License Type:   Free Linux Binary. Copyright (C) 1995 Object Access (SM), All rights reserved.

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Source Code Availability:   Available for sale.

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   any Linux release containing GNU g77 compiler

Targeted Platforms:

PRL can be configured to run on nearly any UNIX system, as well as DEC VMS. Ports to other POSIX-compiant OSs such as Windows NT are possible.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

ANSI standard FORTRAN and C compilers, IEEE standard POSIX function call library or OS kernel, X windowing system (optional)

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User Comments:

  • Some users have asked for an ELF version under Linux (currently available only as a.out).
  • Due to the steep decline in the use of Fortran for development of new applications, PRL is being phased out as a commercial product by Object Access as we shift our emphasis to Java. However, PRL 0.8 (unreleased) has merit in being perhaps the only Fortran graphics package in the world capable of producing 3D virtual reality VRML output. Because such capability could potentially be very useful to individuals still using Fortran to create new graphical display applications, we would be amenable to releasing PRL 0.8 under the GPL, and would welcome hearing from anyone interested in volunteering to release and support PRL 0.8 under GPL. We encourage any such individuals to contact us at

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