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How to compile  Fortran / C++  code on Windows:
  1. Install a GCC compiler  (to create executables directly from command prompt).
  2. Create and compile a Fortran code  (also check the F95/F90 tutorials and  Fortran Standards Documents ).
  3. Create and compile a C++ code  (also check the  external references  and  C++ Standard ).

How to produce  LaTeX  documents and presentations on Windows:
  1. Install  MikTeX .
  2. Install  Ghostscript .
  3. Install  GSview .
  4. Install a  TeX editor.
  5. Create  documents  and  presentations .