PROP_DESIGN was first released on March 12, 2010. Please use the current version of PROP_DESIGN, as it contains many bug fixes and new features. The current version of PROP_DESIGN can be downloaded from my Microsoft OneDrive account:
Based on web traffic, it seems like some people were having problems downloading from Microsoft OneDrive. I can't duplicate any download problems, however, I've added the download to my Google Drive account as well:
Download issues could be caused by certain internet browsers, antivirus software etc... Once I had a user in China tell me their government has a firewall that prevents him from downloading anything from Microsoft OneDrive.
All files I have uploaded are virus, spyware, and malware free. However, it is a good idea to scan all files you download, to ensure they haven't been tampered with.
Unfortunately, there is no change log. I started developing PROP_DESIGN in 2008. There have been so many changes over that time, that the change log would be huge. I always recommend using the latest version of PROP_DESIGN. Below are some of the most recent changes:
I have noticed more and more websites using an old version of PROP_DESIGN_MAPS, called MP_PROP_DESIGN, to highlight the benefits of Fortran auto-parallelization. I have never been able to duplicate these results. As far as I can tell auto-parallelization, from any Fortran provider, is a completely useless feature. Disregard any benchmark results utilizing MP_PROP_DESIGN, as it is obsolete. MP_PROP_DESIGN was replaced by PROP_DESIGN_MAPS many years ago.
Fortran Compiler Comparison Folder:
Optional Documentation Folder:
Optional Programs for 64-bit Windows Folder:
PROP_DESIGN 64-bit Windows Folder:
All versions of PROP_DESIGN have been tested on AMD and Intel x86 processors. However, they should work on any processor capable of performing 64-bit floating-point arithmetic. You would have to re-compile the source code files to experiment with other processor types.
If you need to run PROP_DESIGN on 32-bit Windows, you will have to re-compile the Fortran 77 source code files. I recommend using the Intel Fortran compiler, in order to achieve the highest performance. If you would rather use gfortran, MinGW-builds is a good option.
In November of 2012, I tested PROP_DESIGN on Linux. PROP_DESIGN works fine on Linux, as expected. For use with Linux, place the 64-bit Windows versions of PROP_DESIGN in your Documents folder. Delete all *.bat and *.exe files. You will need to install gfortran and gnuplot. Make sure the wxt terminal is the default for gnuplot. Lastly, re-compile all source code files, using gfortran.
In January of 2014, I tested PROP_DESIGN on an Android tablet using three free apps. I was able to compile and run PROP_DESIGN using CCTools and the 920 Text Editor. I was able to view all *.plt files using the Mobile Gnuplot Viewer (free) app. These apps require a fair amount of free disk space to install.
You may have to edit all of the *.plt files. Moreover, the paths to the *.dat files need to match the locations of the files on your particular device. This seems to be a limitation of the Mobile Gnuplot Viewer (free) app.
The Android tablet used a 32-bit ARMv7 processor. There were no issues compiling or running PROP_DESIGN. Comparing results, obtained with the 32-bit ARMv7 processor against those from a 64-bit x86 processor, showed agreement down to the last significant digit.
During Android testing, I did have one issue. CCTools froze, while installing the Fortran add-on. I rebooted the tablet and re-opened CCTools. The Fortran add-on showed as installed. However, once I went to use it, it wasn't actually installed. So I uninstalled the Fortran add-on and re-installed it. There were no issues during or after the second install.