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Modern Fortran Explained

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Fortran remains one of the principal programming languages used in high-performance scientific, numerical, and engineering computing. A series of significant revisions to the standard versions of the language have progressively enhanced its capabilities and the latest standard, Fortran 2008, includes many modern features, such as object orientation, coarrays for parallel ...more
Paperback, 488 pages
Published May 19th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published March 1st 2011)
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Zach Jibben
Nov 01, 2016 Zach Jibben rated it liked it
It's a good reference, which I suppose is what it is trying to be, but absolutely not a book to learn from. It would do very well to follow the K&R formula and add a "tutorial introduction" chapter or two to the beginning.
Amir Shahmoradi
Oct 13, 2015 Amir Shahmoradi rated it it was amazing
This book is likely the most comprehensive Fortran reference one may be able to find on the market. The content of the book seems far too comprehensive for a first-time programmer whose purpose is to learn Fortran or programming in general (perhaps unless used as a textbook in class). However, it is supplied with many examples and end-of-chapter exercises and the writing style of the book is very fluent and clear. For me, as a Fortraner with ~7 years of experience, it has mainly served as the ...more
Anton Simakov
May 26, 2016 Anton Simakov rated it really liked it
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The primary purpose of this well-known book is to serve as a comprehensive Fortran language reference complementary to the ISO Standard. It explains almost every feature of modern Fortran in great details and clean prose but requires a great deal of experience in Fortran programming. This is not (and not intended to be) an introduction to Fortran programming or programming in general for novices, rather it is an excellent reference for already experienced Fortran programmers.

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