This should be a simple question, and I suppose it should be obvious, but I like to understand exactly what I need to buy.
I need to get new compilers (C++ & Fortran).
The Intel site talks alot about using "MS Visual Studio".
Do I need to have or buy MS Visual Studio C++ or whatever to use the Intel compilers,
or do they stand on their own ? Can I program and run code with just the Intel packages, or do I need the MS stuff as well ?
If Not what does having the MS stuff offer above and beyond the intel compilers that I absolutely need ????
Do the Intel compilers have a modern programming environment (GUI Type) interface, or is it old fashioned command line compiling ? Is that what is missing ???
I could not find anyone on the phone at Intel who could answer me these simple questions, especially the girl in India who wasted 10 minutes of my time askinh me useless questions before giving me a 800 #, which was also a waste of time ?