Installing Intel Compilers for OS X, pre-requisite Xcode command line tools

In order to use the Intel compilers on OS X 10.9 and greater (Mavericks), the 'command line tools' for Xcode must be installed.  By default these are NOT installed when you install Xcode 5. 

First, install Xcode 5 to your system ( App Store, search for Xcode, install )

To install the Xcode command line tools:

While logged into your Mac as an adminstrative user, open a Terminal window (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal)

Enter the command:   xcode-select --install

xcode-select --install






Next, you will see the following window appear.  Select "Install" to continue:

Installation can take up to 30 minutes.

After this, you should be ready to install the Intel Compiler for OS X or your existing installation should function from the command line.

Remember to enter the command: 

source /opt/intel/bin/ intel64

before you begin to compile.


For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.
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1 comment

Emmanuel I.'s picture

Thank you so much for the information. However, I have followed the above advise but intel fortran could not be detected in xcode, please is there something that I am not doing?

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