I can not get Visual Studio 12 to recognize Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2013. Does it make a difference in the order they are installed?
Yes, the installation order should be Microsoft Visual Studio followed by the Intel Visual Fortran. If you have both installed you can try repairing the integrations to get them working by following the steps in Troubleshooting Fortran Integration Issues with Visual Studio.
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