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Introduction to Programming with Fortran: with coverage of Fortran 90, 95, 2003 and 77 Paperback – December 31, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-1846280535 ISBN-10: 1846280532 Edition: 2006th

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  • Paperback: 612 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2006 edition (December 31, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846280532
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846280535
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,486,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the reviews: "Fortran is considered nowadays by many people a last living dinosaur in the multifarious realm of programming languages. … It targets both the complete novice who wants to learn the fundamentals of using Fortran as well as the programmer who wants to migrate to the newer Fortran versions. … Furthermore, the user with prior basic Fortran programming experience will certainly benefit from the merits of this book, which include the broad range of topics covered beyond common textbook presentation, the plethora of examples … ." (Anselm H. C. Horn, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 2006)

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Introduction to Programming with Fortran contains: lots of clear and simple examples highlighting the key language features of the most recent versions of Fortran – Fortran 2003, 95 and 90. practical examples based on ISO TR 15580 and ISO TR 15581 which are widely supported and cover the ISO TR on Enhanced Modules – particularly important to large code suites common problems that occur when programming which are highlighted via clear examples and solutions Introduction to Programming with Fortran is an essential introduction for beginners as well as a concise reference for professionals. Overall the book gives a very effective hands-on coverage of Fortran, valuable to students and practitioners alike. Ian Chivers and Jane Sleightholme are the joint owners of comp-fortran-90, which is a lively forum for the exchange of technical details of the Fortran language. Both authors have been involved in teaching and supporting Fortran and related areas for over 20 years and their latest book reflects the lessons that have been learnt from their experience with Fortran over the last few years.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By I_T on October 7, 2006
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This book does not assume any prior knowledge and provides a good intro to Fortran programming (also provides a short intro to programming in general). Goes over the essential elements needed to get started with Fortran and provides many examples. In fact, most of the concepts are demonstrated using actual coding examples. One drawback is that the index in this book is not extensive, so it does not serve quite as well as a reference. However, it still does a decent job in this department. After reading through this book I felt well-prepared to begin programming in Fortran. A nice complement to getting this book is to download one of the freely available Fortran documentation manuals (e.g. from Intel) to serve as a reference guide.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By W Boudville HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 29, 2006
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No previous coding experience in Fortran is assumed by the authors. Actually, no previous programming in any language. Fortran is quite easy to learn, compared to others like C++ or Java or C#. The book explains the differences between the 4 major recent versions of Fortran. Though some of you might quibble as to why the book even talks about Fortran 77. That originated in 1977!

But the sheer mass of legacy code means that a lot still exists in F77. This market reality also has job implications. Some Fortran jobs will necessitate you being restricted to F77. Or F90. Hence the book's support for these. At least it does not talk about F66!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 13, 2007
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Definitively, an excellent book that I enthusiastically recommend. I've been programming in Fortran (mainly 77) some years ago, so I needed to recycle not only my knowledge about the language but also my way of focussing tasks susceptible of being programmed. This book fully fulfilled my expectations.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Daily on June 27, 2008
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This book provides good coverage of Fortran 90 and 95 but the only Fortran 2003 discussion is four pages that list the features. Since I don't think listing the features constitutes "Coverage", I have given this book a low rating. I would have given it the lowest rating but the coverage of Fortran 90 and 95 is very helpful to me. I wish the authors had not misrepresented the content in the book's title.
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