3. Installation

The BESTPRED program is distributed as Fortran 90 and C source code that must be compiled before it can be used. Makefiles are provided for gcc 64-bit 4.2.0/Absoft 64-bit Fortran 95 v10.13.1 on Linux-based operating systems (tested on 64-bit RedHat Enterprise Linux 4). Binary versions of the programs are not available due to the difficulty of supporting the wide array of possible compiler-operating system combinations. Table 3.1 lists operating system-compiler combinations that were tested by AIPL3.2 ("AIPL tested") or reported as working by users ("User tested").

Platforms on which BESTPRED has been tested Operating System & Distribution & C Compiler & Fortran Compiler & Status

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Linux & Debian 3.1 & gcc & Absoft 10.1 & User tested \\...
...ws & Windows XP Professional & MinGW/gcc & G95 & AIPL tested \\
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Footnotes

... v10.13.1
Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or the author.
... AIPL3.2
Note that Windows XP Professional is the only version of MS Windows approved for use on agency computers, and that AIPL's production environment is currently Linux-based. Reports of successful deployments on Microsoft platforms are particularly welcome.



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