Use Intel MKL LAPACK95 with Gfortran

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Here’s how to build the Intel MKL LAPACK95 library for use with gfortran. You can also use Netlib LAPACK95 instead of Intel MKL LAPACK95.

This procedure assumes environment variable


is a non-blank value such as:


If $MKLROOT is blank, try to find where Intel MKL is on your system (did you install Intel MKL yet?)

Build / Install: MKL LAPACK95

We install MKL (without sudo) to your project’s directory. Here we assume your project is in ~/myproject.

cd $MKLROOT/interfaces/lapack95

make libintel64 INSTALL_DIR=~/myproject/ interface=lp64 FC=gfortran

This installs to include/ and lib/ under your project directory. For repeatable builds, I like to avoid messing with system libraries. This is what Matlab and Anaconda do, that is, they put libraries under their own top-level directory.

NOTE: if you need to rebuild, delete recursively the include/ and lib/ directories under ~/myproject/, or it won’t completely rebuild.

alternative: Netlib LAPACK95

Download and compile LAPACK95. Since their Makefile is quite old, I suggest my slightly updated LAPACK95

linking to Intel MKL LAPACK95

Here are a few examples, depending on your preferred build setup.

Plain gfortran LAPACK95

Notice the extra -l in front of the name lib/intel64/libmkl_lapack95_lp64.a

gfortran mycode.f90 -o myexe -llib/intel64/libmkl_lapack95_lp64.a


Inside your Makefile, add to the end of the line where you list mycode.f90



An example CMakeLists.txt, using the FindLAPACK95.cmake under cmake/Modules of fortran-utils

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.1)
project(MyProject Fortran)


find_package(LAPACK95 REQUIRED)

add_executable(myexe myprogram.f90)
target_link_libraries(myexe PRIVATE ${LAPACK95_LIBRARIES})

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