We are trying to use a fortran subroutine in maple using external calling. I was able to get the 'multiply' example working. i.e. through the steps descibed here: http://www.mapleprimes.com/questions/203646-External-Calling-FORTRAN-Dll--Error
My mult.f looks like this:
It simply takes two arguments (Real), and returns the product. I used the following commands to build the dll:
1. gfortran -c mult.f ## This creates the object file mult.o, which is used later.
2. gfortran -shared -mrtd -o mult.dll mult.o ## This creates the dll and can be used in maple.
The command in maple looks like this :
mult := define_external("multiply",LIB="C:/shared/mult.dll",FORTRAN,'a'::(float),'b'::(float), RETURN::(float));
mult(3., 3.) ## works, if it gives the correct output.
Few things to note here are:
1. The dll has to be generated from inside the Cygwin64 shell, with cygwin64/bin in the system path.
2. This only worked for (some) 64-bit Maple version (Maple 2016 Standard).
The reason, I repeated a working example, was because I tried following the same steps for the more complicated case, however without success so far. This post explains an approach on how to pass a subroutine as an argument to a fortran subroutine in the dll. http://www.mapleprimes.com/posts/37031-Calling-An-External-Routine-That-Needs However the post is old and the steps did not work for me.
My system is as follows:
1. Fortran file to generate the dll, takefunc.f , takes a subroutine as an argument and calls it.
2. Fortran driver file to verify that the dll generated through this program works:
external take, fun
PRINT *, "This is a nice one"
I want the step 2 to be performed in maple, i.e. fun() should be a maple procedure, and we should be able to use either WRAPPER or second dll to use take() in maple.
I want the process to work with latest maple versions and compilers, Windows7 64-bit or 32-bit (and hopefully later). F77 is fine.
Regret the long post, will keep this post updated if I make any progress. Any guidance in this matter is highly appreciated. Anyway to make define_external spew more debug information will also help.
- Chintan Pathak
ChemE, University of Washington.