Laboratory of Applied Pharmacokinetics and Bioinformatics
Optimizing drug therapy for populations and individuals

Gfortran for MacOSX 10.10 (Yosemite) to 10.13 (High Sierra) systems

Pmetrics uses the free gfortran compiler. Follow the instructions below, which are specific for your system.

  1. Remove other gfortran installations if they exist.
    • You can launch a terminal window and type "which gfortran".
    • If you see a path returned (e.g. /usr/local/gfortran) you have a previous installation of gfortran that needs to be removed.
    • If you aren't sure how, try these instructions.
  2. Install Xcode
    • Install the Xcode application from the Mac App Store
    • Open the installed Xcode app, agree to the license, and let it install some "components"
  3. Install the Xcode command-line tools
    • Open a terminal window, by clicking on this link or opening the Terminal application (Applications > Utilities > Terminal)
    • Type xcode-select --install and follow the dialogs that open
  4. Install gfortran itself
    • Clicking the Download button will take you to the webpage with the version of gfortran for your system.
    • Download
    • The file will be an Apple style installer disk image file (.dmg) which you will need to open to install gfortan on your computer.
    • It should install by default in /usr/local/bin/gfortran.