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fortran-magic 0.5.1

An extension for IPython that help to use Fortran in your interactive session.

Compile and import symbols from a cell with Fortran code, using f2py.

The contents of the cell are written to a .f90 file in the directory IPYTHONDIR/fortran using a filename with the hash of the code. This file is then compiled. The resulting module is imported and all of its symbols are injected into the user’s namespace.

author:Martín Gaitán <>
documentation:see this notebook


You can install or upgrade via pip

pip install -U fortran-magic

or directly from the repository using the %install_ext magic command:

In[1]: %install_ext

Basic usage

Once it’s installed, you can load it with %load_ext fortranmagic. Then put your Fortran code in a cell started with the cell magic %%fortran`. For example:

In[2]: %load_ext fortranmagic

In[3]: %%fortran

       subroutine f1(x, y, z)
            real, intent(in) :: x,y
            real, intent(out) :: z

            z = sin(x+y)

       end subroutine f1

Every symbol is automatically imported. So f1 is already available:

In[4]:  f1(1.0, 2.1415)
Out[4]: 9.26574066397734e-05

See the documentation for details.


0.5 / 2015-01-21

  • Call f2py via subprocess. It fixes problems finding fortran compilers under Windows. (Thanks to David Powell )

0.4.3 / 2013-12-09

  • Fix two python3.2+ incompatibilities (Thanks Ramon Crehuet for the report)

0.4.2 / 2013-10-08

  • Implement the --extra option (Thanks to Denis Vasilyev for the help)
  • Include %%fortran’s args in the hashing, so the same cell are recompiled with the same code but different arguments

0.3 / 2013-10-03

  • Added %fortran_config to set and persist default arguments for %%fortran
  • Improve documentation

0.2.1 / 2013-09-24

  • Packaged and registered in pypi
  • Starting a version’s changelog

0.2 / 2013-09-19

  • Fortran highlighting in a %%fortran cell
  • Works (or it should) in any platform (linux/windows/osx) and with py3 (thanks to Bradley Froehle)
  • Many f2py’s arguments exposed as magic arguments
  • Verbosity handling
  • Improved documentation

0.1 / 2013-09-08

  • First public release
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