- Paperback: 1008 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 3 edition (April 6, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0073191574
- ISBN-13: 978-0073191577
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #417,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fortran 95/2003 for Scientists & Engineers 3rd Edition
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I'm an experienced programmer and was looking for a nice bench reference at work as I have never worked with Fortran before and now find myself responsible for maintaining lots of it. The table of contents and index (the most important features of a reference book besides having the information) were next to useless and the book is littered with verbose discussion about trivial things that assume the reader has never programmed before. So, if you just want a bench reference, look elsewhere as I am.
Recently, I had to go to a workshop on crystallography software and the library we were looking at was in fortran 95. The conference was in France and having never programmed in fortran 95 before, I decided to pick up a book to come up to speed. This book was great for that. It let me know which features of the language were available in 90/95/2003. It was also very easy to read if you know a modern language and needed to come up to speed fast. I didn't see many choices when I was looking for books, but this one seems quite sufficient as a reference.
Once I got over a mental block about reading 'pseudo code', its chapter instruction made a lot more sense. But there are plenty of examples to understand what they are talking about if you follow along, and/ or code it up too. (Which is cool, since then you can tweak 'em and see what works vs what breaks it. How I learned Select Case! You can totally nest those beasts.)
To rent this in August was $99?! I downloaded a pdf instead! But I hate reading on my laptop, so checked back at the end of September, and it was only $26! worth it. So be aware of that sort of demand bubble and what it can do to your budget.