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Re: Linking my fortran subroutines with Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg111319] Re: Linking my fortran subroutines with Mathematica
  • From: Frank K <fkampas at>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 04:18:42 -0400 (EDT)
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On Jul 26, 6:42 am, Patrick Scheibe <psche... at>
> Hi,
> just make a wrapper for your Fortran functions so you can call them from
> C. Once this is done you can simply call them through the MathLink.
> You could start by compiling your Fortran functions into a .so or .dll
> or however the shared libraries are called on your OS. Then create a
> MathLink-template and call those functions from there..
> I really don't know how to explain this better since it is straight
> forward and you should have a running example in a few minutes.
> Cheers
> Patrick
> On Sun, 2010-07-25 at 01:58 -0400, emamm wrote:
> > Hello
> > I am new to Mathematica. Although I have searched the web for answers
> > on how to link fortran to Mathematica without buying MathCode F90, I
> > have not found good examples on how to link Fortran to Mathematica.
> > All my fortran functions were modified to accept a C-wrapper.  I did
> > that to link them to another system. I have no problem to create mex files on
> > either Windows or Linux using gcc,gfortran or g95 (all free
> > compilers!). My fortran functions work exactly as m-file on the other system
> > with lots of input and output arguments -  The input arguments
> > determine the size of the output arguments via malloc on C.
> > I believe that there is something similar to a mex file for
> > Mathematica but the documentation on Wolfram's site does not give me
> > much information.
> > Would someone out there have a nice, neat example (not too simple,
> > please - addrow from Wolfram's site is way too simple!) on how to link
> > fortran to Mathematica?
> > Many thanks
> > Ed
> > PS. MathCode F90 seems to do what I want but for a a price (and what a
> > price!).- Hide quoted text -
> - Show quoted text -

If you're using Windows, most windows Fortran compilers can generate a
dll (dynamic link library) which can be called through .NETLink's
DefineDllFunction.  Remember that Fortran variables are passed by

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