Adding Fortran dependencies for VTA modeling

The FEM-based VTA model (Horn et al. 2017) needs Fortran dependencies since it uses the SimBio toolbox that is partially based on Fortran code.

On a Mac

  1. Open a Terminal

  2. If you don't have home-brew installed, do so by typing

    /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

  3. Install gcc by typing brew install gcc

  4. Add a symbolic link between the file libgfortran.3.dylib to /usr/local/lib/ folder. You can do so by e.g. typing

    ln /usr/local/Cellar/gcc@4.9/4.9.4/lib/gcc/4.9/libgfortran.3.dylib /usr/local/lib/libgfortran.3.dylib

    into the Terminal. However, depending on the installation of your local gcc, folders might be a bit different in your case.

For Windows

Check if you have the "Intel(R) Visual Fortran Redistributables for Windows" installed on your system. Otherwise they can be found here:

If you do not have them already you might also need "MicrosoftVisual c++ 2008 Redistributables" as well as a C++ compiler. In our experience the model works when you have c++ 2008 Redistributables version 9.0.30729.6161 and version 9.0.21022 installed. If you experience problems when trying to run the model we recommend to install these versions.

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