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21 May 2006 @ 01:12 am
 
Hello

I need to teach myself fortran over the summer. Do you have any recommendations for a good book on this subject? (My level of programming experience is putting together simple C programs.) Also, I see there are all these differnt version of fortran out there, I assume my best bet would be to go with 95 or 2003?

Also, Ill probably be using my Windows/Intel computer at home, I was thinking of picking up Intel Visual Fortran. Any experiences or opinions on this?
 
 
 
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»»» Frr «««lucyfurr on May 21st, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
Great, thank you! I will definitely be doing engineering related tasks with it, so I will look into this one
minzastrominzastro on May 22nd, 2006 12:13 pm (UTC)
Manuals on Fortran 77/90/95
http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/fortran/
http://www.liv.ac.uk/HPC/HTMLFrontPageF90.html
http://www.hpctec.mcc.ac.uk/hpctec/courses/Fortran90/F90course.html

Fortran 90 compilers:
G95: http://g95.sourceforge.net/
Gfortran: http://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/GFortran
Both You can run on Linux withot any problems, and on Windows machine You can run them via MinGW or CygWin, which are easy to install also. But Intel compiler is also a good solution. Maybe the best one. But don't forget, that Intel compiler is officially free only for private use, not for making Your job or research...
As far as I know, the're still now Alpha-versions of any Fortran-2003 compilers.
Good luck!

There's as well many places, where You can get additional software like modules, libraries etc. Write me if You are interested.

What's the subject of Your studies?
»»» Frr «««: laserlucyfurr on May 22nd, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the links, I appreciate it. I dont have much experience with linux machines; however, Im learning my way around Sun Solaris which I installed on another computer, I assume they would work there too, yes?

Im studying nuclear engineering. I want to use fortran to solve problems related to neutron transport/diffusion. We are alowed to use whatever tools we want (most use MATLAB, a few use C) however I want to go on and do grad work with my professor, and he is big on fortran. They tell me fortran is still used a lot the US nuclear industry.

Anyways, thanks again! Ill probably take you up on the libraries and whatnot once I get into it more.
Alisonvortexshedding on June 26th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
The FORTRAN Coloring Book
MIT Press