From alison Fri Jan 31 11:28:03 1997
Subject: include lines
To: NONMEM Users Network
There is a feature of Fortran called an INCLUDE line. It is pemitted as a language extension by many Fortran 77 compilers, and is part of the Fortran 90 language. I'd like to find out if there are any Fortran compilers used at NONMEM sites that cannot handle the INCLUDE line, because there will be INCLUDE lines in NONMEM V source code.
Platforms that are known to permit this feature:
Microsoft Fortran PowerStation 1.0 and 4.0 (Windows 3.11, Windows 95)
Sun SPARCompiler Fortran (Solaris 1 and Solaris 2)
HP FORTRAN compiler version 9.16 (HP-UX 9.05 and 10.20)
DEC Fortran (v3.5) (VAX OpenVMS)
Apogee Fortran release AC3.0 (Sun)
G77 (GNU fortran) (Linux on a PC)
FORTRAN77/EX (Fujitsu) with UXP/M UNIX on FACOM M1800.
If you have a *different* compiler or operating system, could you kindly try this out? I'm particularly concerned about strict Fortran 77 compilers. Salford Fortran and LPI Fortran may be in this category.
(Again, if you have a compiler such as Microsoft Powerstation or SPARCompiler Fortran in the above list, it is known to work, so you need not take the trouble.)
Create a FORTRAN source file. The name must be something like TESTIN.for (Unix, MS-DOS), or TESTIN.f. If you are currently running NONMEM, then you'll know how to name it locally. It should contain these 4 lines:
Create a file called INCFIL (or, if the operating system requires that file names have extensions, INCFIL.FOR), containing these two lines:
Here's how to run and test in Unix:
% f77 TESTIN.for
Here's how to run and test in MS-DOS:
> fl32 TESTIN.for
Here's how to run and test in IBM CMS:
load testin (start
Similar commands can be used in other operating systems. The output from the program should always be a single line with the characters 25.
What can go wrong?
If the compiler gives an error message such as
"cannot find include file"
"unable to open include data set"
then the include file may need to be renamed.
Here are some names that I know about:
With IBM CMS: INCFIL FORTRAN A
With OpenVMS: INCFIL.FOR
With PC DOS: INCFIL.for
If at all possible, do not change the code in program TESTIN.
If the compiler says of the line INCLUDE `INCFIL' something like "Error: unclassifiable statement" or "Unknown statement", then the compiler may not permit the INCLUDE line, and I really, really need to know about this!
Please let me know what happens, and the exact operating system and compiler you used. Positive responses ("it works" or "it works after I named the include file xxxxx") are as interesting to me as negative responses (error message from the compiler; please send the complete text, if you can).
Thanks for your help -- Please reply only to me, not to the whole mailing list.
NONMEM Project Group