The Fortran 2003 Handbook: The Complete Syntax, Features and Procedures

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Fortran continues to be the premier language used in scientific and engineering computing since its introduction in the 1950s. Fortran 2003 is the latest standard version and has many excellent modern features that assist programmers in writing efficient, portable and maintainable programs that are useful for everything from ‘hard science’ to text processing.

The Fortran 2003 Handbook is the definitive and comprehensive guide to Fortran 2003, the latest standard version of Fortran. This all-inclusive volume offers a reader-friendly, easy-to-follow and informal description of Fortran 2003, and has been developed to provide not only a readable explanation of features, but also some rationale for the inclusion of features and their use. Experienced Fortran 95 programmers will be able to use this volume to assimilate quickly those features in Fortran 2003 that are not in Fortran 95 (Fortran 2003 contains all of the features of Fortran 95).

Features and benefits:

• The complete syntax of Fortran 2003 is supplied.

• Each of the intrinsic standard procedures is described in detail.

• There is a complete listing of the new, obsolescent, and deleted features.

• Numerous examples are given throughout, providing insights into intended uses and interactions of the features.

• IEEE module procedures are covered thoroughly.

• Chapters begin with a summary of the main terms and concepts described.

• Models provide the reader with insight into the language.

Key Topics:

• Fortran Concepts and Terms

• Language Elements and Source Form

• Data Types

• Block Constructs and Execution Control

• I/O Processing and Editing

• Interoperability with C

• Standard Intrinsic Procedures

This highly versatile and authoritative handbook is intended for anyone who wants a comprehensive survey of Fortran 2003, including those familiar with programming language concepts but unfamiliar with Fortran. It offers a practical description of Fortran 2003 for professionals developing sophisticated application and commercial software in Fortran, as well as developers of Fortran compilers.

All authors have been heavily involved in the development of Fortran standards. They have served on national and international Fortran standard development committees, and include a chair, convenors and editors of the Fortran 90, 95, and 2003 standards. In addition, Walt Brainerd is the owner of The Fortran Company, Tucson, AZ, USA.

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Publisher
Springer Science & Business Media
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Published on
Sep 18, 2008
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Pages
713
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ISBN
9781846287466
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Intelligence (AI) & Semantics
Computers / Programming / Algorithms
Computers / Programming / General
Computers / Programming Languages / General
Computers / Software Development & Engineering / General
Mathematics / Discrete Mathematics
Science / Chemistry / General
Science / Physics / Mathematical & Computational
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Walter S. Brainerd
This concise and easy-to read textbook provides an accessible introduction to the most important features of Fortran 2008 (also known as Fortran 08), the latest standard version of Fortran. Both the style of the many example programs and the selection of topics discussed in detail guide the reader toward acquiring programming skills to produce Fortran programs that are readable, maintainable, and efficient. The text is organized for instruction from beginning to end, but also so that particular topics may be studied and read independently—making the work eminently suitable as a reference for professionals.

Topics and features: presents a complete discussion of all the basic features needed to write complete Fortran programs; makes extensive use of examples and case studies to illustrate the practical use of features of Fortran 08, and supplies simple problems for the reader to test their knowledge; provides a detailed exploration of control constructs, modules, procedures, arrays, character strings, data structures and derived types, pointer variables, and object-oriented programming; includes coverage of such major new features in Fortran 08 as coarrays, submodules, parameterized derived types, and derived-type input and output; highlights the topic of modules as the framework for organizing data and procedures for a Fortran program; investigates the excellent input/output facilities available in Fortran; contains appendices listing the many intrinsic procedures and providing a brief informal syntax specification for the language.

This indispensable guide provides a tutorial for anyone who wants to learn Fortran 08, including those familiar with programming language concepts but unfamiliar with Fortran. Experienced Fortran 90/95 programmers will be able to use this volume to assimilate quickly those features in Fortran 03 and 08 that are not in Fortran 90 or 95.

Walter S. Brainerd
This concise and easy-to read textbook provides an accessible introduction to the most important features of Fortran 2008 (also known as Fortran 08), the latest standard version of Fortran. Both the style of the many example programs and the selection of topics discussed in detail guide the reader toward acquiring programming skills to produce Fortran programs that are readable, maintainable, and efficient. The text is organized for instruction from beginning to end, but also so that particular topics may be studied and read independently—making the work eminently suitable as a reference for professionals.

Topics and features: presents a complete discussion of all the basic features needed to write complete Fortran programs; makes extensive use of examples and case studies to illustrate the practical use of features of Fortran 08, and supplies simple problems for the reader to test their knowledge; provides a detailed exploration of control constructs, modules, procedures, arrays, character strings, data structures and derived types, pointer variables, and object-oriented programming; includes coverage of such major new features in Fortran 08 as coarrays, submodules, parameterized derived types, and derived-type input and output; highlights the topic of modules as the framework for organizing data and procedures for a Fortran program; investigates the excellent input/output facilities available in Fortran; contains appendices listing the many intrinsic procedures and providing a brief informal syntax specification for the language.

This indispensable guide provides a tutorial for anyone who wants to learn Fortran 08, including those familiar with programming language concepts but unfamiliar with Fortran. Experienced Fortran 90/95 programmers will be able to use this volume to assimilate quickly those features in Fortran 03 and 08 that are not in Fortran 90 or 95.

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