Teaching Fortran with Jupyter

Can you open up a thread on this? Do you want to teach it using Jupyter notebooks or in some other format?

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I want to wait a few more days or weeks before I start a thread on this, because I want to get some more information beforehand.
Jupyter for teaching is a great idea! I’ll try it.

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It looks like your time-frame is to use this in 1 year from now which is perfect, LFortran should work great by then. I am happy to help you with any technical issues as well as to fix any bugs that you might encounter.

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You are right. For the hands-on-sessions in February 2022 it might be a little bit too late, but for the lecture next year there should be enough time.
Anyway I am currently experimenting with the Jupyter kernels for gcc and gfortran. My goal is to have modules and executable program in separate cells.
I haven’t tried your LFortran kernel yet, but I’m very thankful for any support! I think we can discuss on that later in another thread.

Edit: Thank you @awvwgk for moving us!

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Thanks @awvwgk! I didn’t know you can move topics like that! That’s a great feature.

I managed to modify the kernel to allow subroutines, modules and program to be in separate cells. Functions don’t work yet and it’s still only a proof of concept but I will share my progress in a few days.

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I think this could be a great approach for the Carpentries course I was thinking about in this thread too: Modern Fortran Carpentries course - #2 by awvwgk. In my experience with courses, as soon as you start getting people to set up software environments or compile code, you run into problems. So being able to provide a Jupyter server with LFortran already set up as a kernel would be perfect!

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I would like to have an online workspace where all the single-file programs from FortranTip are present and where the user can just load a program and click it to compile it and run it. One can do this for a single code at OnlineGDB and other places, creating a link that can be shared, but it’s tedious to do this for dozens of programs.

For compiling and running single-file programs with gfortran on Windows, I use a CMD (.bat) script that looks for file foo.f90, foo.f, or foo to compile and run. Probably people have bash equivalents.

@ echo off
:: compile a Fortran main program with gfortran and run the executable
setlocal
set src=%1.f90
if not exist %src% (set src=%1.f)
if not exist %src% (set src=%1)
set exec=gfort_%1.exe
if exist %exec% del %exec%
gfortran -o %exec% -Wall -fbounds-check %src%
if exist %exec% %exec%
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subroutine, module containing a function and program in separate cells works! There are some problems to be solved, e.g. after executing a cell with a module or a subroutine twice the module/subroutine also is defined twice, resulting in an error. In this case the kernel has to be restarted.

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Please consider enabling the submission of issue reports to your GitHub project. Aiming to replicate the installation procedure, I failed for the second step. Is install_fortran_kernel actually an argument of a function (similar to install in the earlier line for pip), or a program itself?

I don’t know why they were turned off, maybe because I forked the repo. Anyway, issues are turned on now!
install_fortran_kernel is a python script. I run it with
python install_fortran_kernel [--user]

Edit: I changed the permissions, now the file should be executable on its own.