Paperback: 445 pages
Publisher: Springer; 3rd edition (June 13, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
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Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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After looking through most of the available texts, we chosethis this book to teach a course on Fortran-90 to scientists and engineers at NASA. It is especially helpful to programmers with a good understanding of Fortran-77 who want to make the transition to this powerful revision of the language. The book covers the most useful new features (array processing, allocateable memory, derived types, encapsulation) very thoroughly. The writing is generally clear, cogent, and understandable. The only thing lacking is a complete treatment of language intrinsic functions, for which you need the large (and expensive) language handbook.
I use this book over the Compaq fortran 90 language manual sometimes. Examples are easy to follow and the writing is very clear. Many examples. There is a nice section at the back on obsolete fortran 77 conventions, and their replacements. It's a nice compact book too - you don't realize how much information it contains because it's not enormous and heavy. I recommend it to anybody
I had no experience with Fortran before getting this book(I'm an economics major and have a little experience with econometric softwares). Because this book starts with the very basic, it is not difficult to follow. Also the book offers a lot of examples to make me understand deeper. I recommend this book especially for those who haven't learned Fortran language.
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