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1 Getting Started

Gfortran is the GNU Fortran 95 compiler front end, designed initially as a free replacement for, or alternative to, the unix f95 command; gfortran is the command you'll use to invoke the compiler.

Gfortran is still in an early state of development. gfortran can generate code for most constructs and expressions, but much work remains to be done.

When gfortran is finished, it will do everything you expect from any decent compiler:

Gfortran consists of several components: