[Bioc-devel] gfortran instead of g77 ?

E. S. Venkatraman venkatre at mskcc.org
Thu May 4 00:57:59 CEST 2006

Is performance still an issue with gfortran?  I remember reading a while 
ago that code compiled with gfortran runs slower than that compiled with 


Herve Pages wrote:

>>I have another suggestion for BioC 1.9 and 1.10:  would it be possible
>>that in the Linux tool chain instead of the (obsolete) "g77" you
>>now use the "gfortran" compiler?
>>"gfortran" is the official Fortran 95 compiler and is part of
>>gcc 4 (http://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/GFortran).
>>R itself compiles perfectly with "gfortran", but unfortunately not all
>>BioC packages (e.g. impute). So having "gfortran" as default this would
>>probably lead to more compatible Fortran code...

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