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Publication Date: April 15, 2015
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The title indicates that the book is for beginners, but I think it's too basic even for that purpose. For example, it only introduces a few data types and numeric intrinsic functions, Coverage of character intrinsic functions is missing. While the book introduces the IF statement, it does not fully cover the basics of it. Arrays (at which Fortran excels) and looping are missing altogether. These is also no mention of creating your own procedures. Still, the book might be a tiny bit useful as an extremely basic introduction. That is, the beginner will only be able to write the most basic of programs. For that reason, I gave the book 2-stars.Also, FORTRAN was the name of the language from its beginning through FORTRAN 77. From Fortran 90 the language's name is no longer spelled all in caps. Given that the book shows both free form coding and lower case key words, which were introduced in Fortran 90, it should use Fortran -- NOT FORTRAN.
The e-book, FORTRAN Programming success in a day:Beginners guide to fast, easy and efficient learning of FORTRAN programming, definitely lives up to the title. It makes FORTRAN Programming very easy to people who have never worked with the program before. It opens your eyes to a whole new world of programming that takes you step by step. You don't have to worry what comes next with this book. It is easy to understand and follow along with. A must have if you are working with FORTRAN. This was a success for me (as indicated in the title) and will be for you too.*Purchased at a discounted rate for my honest review.
This book is a trash. I don't think it was written by a human being. There is no logic in the text, code samples are full of mistakes and will not compile of course. I bought Kindle version...may be ir was totally screwed? What a load of nothing. Just save your 3 bucks for an ice cream or something better.
This book was perfect. For one thing it goes by at an easy pace that isn't too slow. I'm happy that it not only goes into how to write this code, but also the history and application of Fortran. The big advantage to that is that I can bring it up in conversation and make people think I am super smart. I'm really not, this book makes it easy.
Fortran was an interesting book. For all the beginners want to start to learn programming. I think it's the 1st book you need to buy. Its content everything you need to know and how prepare your begin
This book has definitely gave me tips on how to become a very successful programmer. It makes Fortran Programming very easy to understand. Unfortunately the drawback of this book is just not for beginners It takes you from Fortran, Css, C++, C, C programming, then MYSQL, SQL Programming. Not easy for a person who doesn't know anything about programming. Since I'm in college my friend lend me this book and should be a requirement for anyone just starting to learn this type of programming.
I really enjoyed this book because is very well written and also it explains that you need, it goes straight to the point and doesn't say nonsense. my grandpa gave me this book and i really appreciate this gift it really is a great book and I'm very interested in reading more Sam Key's books. if you really want to learn and you need it as soon as possible I recommend this book, for me, right now the best option for beginners
This is a well written book that will teach you the basics of fortran programming, I borrowed it from a friend of mine who's a programmer and I liked it, it has many examples so that you can understand everything pretty quickly and jump right into programming basic stuff. Mind you there's some things that could be improved, but overall if you are interested in fortran this is not a bad start at all.