Simply Fortran is a complete Fortran solution for Microsoft Windows and compatible operating systems. Designed from the beginning for interoperability with GNU Fortran, Simply Fortran delivers a reliable Fortran compiler on Windows platforms with all the necessary productivity tools that professionals expect. The Simply Fortran package includes a configured GNU Fortran compiler installation, an integrated development environment, a graphical debugger, and a collection of other development necessities.
June 18, 2016
Version: Simply Fortran 2.27
Easy to use single interface that works as advertised on all Windows platforms from XP to Windows 10. I developed and compiled a large project on Windows XP and generated executable that required very large memory that exceeded by far memory limits of 32bit XP platform. That code executed flawlessly on Windows 10 computer.
While working on that project, asked and received prompt, succinct and effective technical support.
Although the editor has many useful features, I was missing the ability to easily use successive searches for the same string, that I got accustomed in Notepad ++.
An excellent end-to-end solution for Fortran on Windows, based on gfortran. The optional package manager is particularly handy, saving the user a lot of trouble with having to build external libraries. The developer responds quickly to suggestions on the forum. I'm very impressed.
It isn't free, which is a 'con', but it's inexpensive and certainly adds value to the underlying free tools, so I think it's easily worth the modest cost.
June 19, 2013
Version: Simply Fortran 1.44
Uses gfortran with mingw, so anything you do in fortran using Linux, osx, or Cygwin should work. It's nice to have a simple to use IDE that automatically compiles all the necessary modules and objects. This is by far the best and simplest to use fortran IDE I have found for windows. If you are designing HPC software on a windows machine this is a good place to start.
I can't find much, but I have only been using the program for about a day so far. I'll add an update if I find anything worth mentioning.
June 13, 2012
Version: Simply Fortran 1.30
Very easy to use. The 'Project' feature is cool - keeps all files relevant to a project in one place and make them available for view and edit. The editor is user friendly - color codes for different statement types makes it easy to write code. Code, binary data files etc. are also portable, as long as the system is of the same type (e.g. 64 bit).
Sometimes the compiler gives error warnings where there shouldn't be any (e.g. 'possible conversion of real*8 to real*4, when double precision has been declared - it'll let you compile and run anyway and it will run fine if the code is really ok). Also wish the Gnuplot graphing tools were integrated into this package. I generate data files using SF, which I then plot using Gnuplot, separately. Wish there was an integrated Gnuplot menu within the same interface especially since I write and maintain a Gnuplot script file as part of a Project; now if only I could click on the script and Gnuplot would automatically open up and plot it. :)