For compiling WHIZARD 2, you need a Fortran compiler that supports the Fortran 90/95/03 standard and is able to correctly compile Fortran 90/95/03 programs. Unfortunately, not all of the currently available compilers meet this requirement.
Here is a list of compilers that have been validated to work with WHIZARD:
Compilers that might work in the far future:
Compilers that are known to have problems:
For using the O'Mega matrix element generator (http://theorie.physik.uni-wuerzburg.de/~ohl/omega/) which is part of the core of WHIZARD, you need the OCaml programming language (interpreter/compiler). This is available free of charge for most platforms from http://caml.inria.fr/. The Linux distributions of Debian, Mandrake, RedHat, and SuSE have it included. Version 3.12.0 or newer is required. (but see the note below)
Note for NAG users: For several versions of NAG, the standard debugging flag -g is referencing for historical reasons to the upsf90 debugger which is no longer supported. If you want to use debugging information set the -g90 flag referring to the dbx90 or gdb debuggers.
Note for Ifort users: Intel, though implementing Fortran 2003/2008/2015 standards in ifort, decided to keep up some old F77/F90 style elements as default in their compiler for backwards compatibility. We tried to work around many problems that come along with this, but we highly recommend to configure and compile with FCFLAGS=-standard-semantics.
Note for OCaml with WHIZARD versions before 2.0.3: While for modern WHIZARD versions, OCaml 3.12.0 or newer is required, older versions of WHIZARD up to 2.0.2 only worked with OCaml versions up to 3.11.X.
For compiling WHIZARD 1, you need a Fortran compiler that supports the Fortran 90/95 standard and is able to correctly compile Fortran 90/95 programs. Almost all of the modern compilers meet this requirement.
Here is a list of compilers that have been validated to work with WHIZARD 1:
Compilers that have been reported not to work include:
For using the O'Mega matrix element generator cf. the information above for WHIZARD 2.
Note that the performance of the WHIZARD executable varies substantially depending on the system, compiler, and compiler options.
Additional information is welcome; please contact us: