Install Gfortran 8.0 on Linux/Mac/Windows

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Gfortran 8.0 Fortran 2018 features includes excellent coarray support.

Install

Linux

GCC/Gfortran 8 is available from the Ubuntu-test PPA:

  1. add Ubuntu-test PPA
    add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test
    apt update
    
  2. install the most recent Gfortran (similarly for gcc-8, g++-8)
    apt install gfortran-8
    
  3. Switch between compiler versions with update-alternatives.

A popular alternative is Linuxbrew, which is a fork of Mac homebrew.

Mac

Install the latest gcc, g++ and gfortran on Mac OS via homebrew:

brew install gcc

Windows

Install the latest gcc, g++ and gfortran on Windows

Notes

Ubuntu 16.04/14.04 can only install up to GCC/Gfortran 7 at this time.

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