Re: [Rd] gfortran optimization problems

From: Simone Giannerini <>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 12:04:05 +0200


yes, we have experienced different results in different platforms, the problem was partly due to the different versions of gfortran installed across platforms, are you using the same version for all the platforms?
Clearly, gfortran is undergoing rapid changes so that the results might vary a lot across versions. You might want to contact the developers should you find out a compiler bug.

Kind regards


On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 12:53 AM, Dave Roberts <> wrote:

> Colleagues,
> I have a routine in package labdsv that calls a FORTRAN subroutine.
> Recently, I was informed that it sometimes gives different results on a PC
> and Mac, and that the PC version is clearly wrong. I tested it on linux
> (because I don't have a PC), and I get the same (incorrect) behavior as the
> PC.
> Simply by inserting debug WRITE statements in the FORTRAN I would get
> different, and correct, results, so I assumed it was an optimization error.
> So,
> 1) R CMD SHLIB duleg.f does not work, and produces bogus code
> however,
> 2) gfortran -c alt_duleg.f
> gcc -O -std=gnu99 -shared -L/usr/local/lib -o
> alt_duleg.o -lgfortran -lm -lgcc_s
> does work (note the -O low optimization). Otherwise the gcc command is
> identical to the one produced by R CMD SHLIB.
> Has anyone else seen this? Is there a simple way to have my package
> enforce no optimization so others don't struggle with this? As far as I
> know the same code worked under g77.
> Thanks, Dave Roberts
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