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eBook Modern Fortran Explained (Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computation) download ISBN: 0199601410
Author: John Reid,Malcolm Cohen,Michael Metcalf
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 4 edition (May 19, 2011)
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Michael Metcalf worked for many years at CERN, Geneva. He is the author of a range of publications, including Fortran 90/95 Explained (with John Reid) and Effective FORTRAN 77 (Oxford University Press), and FORTRAN Optimization (Academic Press)

Michael Metcalf worked for many years at CERN, Geneva. He is the author of a range of publications, including Fortran 90/95 Explained (with John Reid) and Effective FORTRAN 77 (Oxford University Press), and FORTRAN Optimization (Academic Press). John Reid is well known as a numerical analyst and is a co-author of Direct Methods for Sparse Matrices (OUP). He is the Convener of the ISO Fortran Committee and has played a leading role in the development of many of the features of Fortran 95 and 2003

Michael Metcalf, Formerly of CERN, Geneva, Switzerland,John Reid, Numerical Analyst, JKR Associates, Oxfordshire,Malcolm Cohen, Principal technical consultant, The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd, Oxford, . Michael Metcalf worked for many years at CERN

Michael Metcalf, Formerly of CERN, Geneva, Switzerland,John Reid, Numerical Analyst, JKR Associates, Oxfordshire,Malcolm Cohen, Principal technical consultant, The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd, Oxford, . Michael Metcalf worked for many years at CERN. He is the author or co-author of a range of publications, including forerunners to the present volume, as well as Effective FORTRAN 77 (OUP NY, 1985) and a number of contributions to technical encyclopaedias. John Reid is well-known as a numerical analyst and is a co-author of Direct Methods for Sparse Matrices (OUP, 2017).

Michael Metcalf, Formerly of CERN, Geneva, Switzerland,John Reid, Numerical Analyst, JKR Associates, Oxfordshire,Malcolm Cohen, Principal technical consultant, The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd, Oxford, .

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NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION Books in the series Monographs marked with an asterisk ( ) appeared in the series 'Monographs in Numerical Analysis' which has been folded into, and is continued by, the current series. Fortran 95/2003 Explained Michael Metcalf Formerly ofCERN, Geneva, Switzerland John Reid JKR Associates, Oxfordshire and Malcolm Cohen The Numerical Algorithms Group Oxfordshire & } OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

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Items related to Modern Fortran Explained (Numerical Mathematics an.Metcalf, Michael; Reid, John; Cohen, Malcolm Modern Fortran Explained (Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computation). It is written in such a way that simple programs can already be coded after the first three chapters have been read. As with the previous work, this is a model of clear exposition.

Modern Fortran Explained expands on its predecessor, Fortran 95/2003 Explained Malcolm Cohen is a mathematician and the leading compiler writer at NAG.

Modern Fortran Explained expands on its predecessor, Fortran 95/2003 Explained. The opening chapters contain a complete description of Fortran 95, extended by Fortran 2003 allocatable array features. John Reid is well-known as a numerical analyst and is a co-author ofDirect Methods for Sparse Matrices (Oxford University Press). He is the Convenor of the ISO Fortran Committee and has played a leading role in the development of many of the features of modern Fortran, especially of coarrays. Malcolm Cohen is a mathematician and the leading compiler writer at NAG.

Michael Metcalf, John Reid, and Malcolm Cohen. Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computation. Authors on the committee that oversees the Fortran standard.

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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 programming, interoperability with C and various other enhancements.Modern Fortran Explained expands on its predecessor, Fortran 95/2003 Explained. The opening chapters contain a complete description of Fortran 95, extended by Fortran 2003 allocatable array features. Coverage of the other additional features of Fortran 2003 follows, before new chapters on coarrays and the many other enhancements of Fortran 2008. The distinction between the three language levels is maintained throughout, allowing readers to understand and amend legacy code as well as the new features.Authored by three experts in the field, two of whom have actively contributed to Fortran 2008, this is a complete and authoritative description of Fortran in its modern form. It is intended for new and existing users of the language and for all those involved in scientific and numerical computing. It is suitable as a textbook for teaching and, with its extensive Appendices and an Index, as a handy reference for practitioners.
Comments: (7)
Jark
I came to this book already having an understanding of Fortran 90 and having already written several large codes with it, but needing much guidance in the modern features made available in the 95, 03 and 08 standards details and wanting examples of how to implement these. This is one of the rare programming books that will always stay within reach at my desk. I agree with other reviewers that the book is very difficult to just read from beginning to end; it does jump around quite a bit, and it is meant much more to be a reference book for one looking for certain key features and maybe already having an understanding of other features. I am undecided whether it would be a good introduction, as I already had an understanding of the language fundamentals before reading, but I do like the repeated use of clear examples littering the text.
Wen
Pretty tough read about the things you don't already know something about. I would love more examples of complete code. They have a lot of little snippets without an explanation of what else is needed to make them work.

Also, there are some forward references - things that don't make sense until you have read the rest of the book.

It would be quite hard to read this if you didn't already know a lot of Fortran, have some knowledge of Fortran standards since 1990, and know something about object oriented programming. That kind of knowledge is pretty much assumed.

I would guess that a really good C++ expert could read it without too much prior knowledge of Fortran.

The odd thing is that the first few chapters are pretty easy to read...

The book is a lot easier to read than the Fortran standard itself. And it is a very comprehensive book.
Malodred
I am an experienced programmer (primarily C and Java) looking for a bench reference on Fortran.

This is one of the better texts on Fortran but the organization of the content is pretty horrendous. As another reviewer pointed out, they basically just tacked on chapters at the end of the book to cover new revisions of the language. I wish there was a more logical organization/progression to the content.
Zeueli
This is one of the better Fortran books out there, but I can only give it three stars. As others have pointed out (and the book itself admits) the presentation is organized by the "version" of Fortran: 90/95, 2003, and 2008. Basically, the authors just append new chapters to their previous editions as the language evolves, so it's a chronological description of the language. I'm still looking for a good "nutshell" type book that is organized as a language reference that I can crack open, get the answers I need, and get back to work. This book requires too much hunting.
Benn
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.

Recommended: as a language reference (complementary to the standard) for experienced Fortran programmers.
Not recommended: as a textbook for beginners.
Nagis
I have not had the time to exhaustively go through this. It however does not seem as accessible ads the Fortran 90 book of 20? years ago by Ellis, Phillips and Lahey (which had a lot of great examples). The present book is very dry --- maybe as I gert into it my opinion will go up. When I bought this there were not a lot of reasonable alternatives -- perhaps there are now. I would not recommend this as a starter book -- if one can get a used copy of the Ellis et al. book, start there. (But learn Python also!)
Shakar
I assigned my previous review to the wrong book. This is a great book on Fortran programming. Higly recommended.
I am still looking for a good book on modern Fortran, something like Herbert Schildt on C/C++.

At times Metcaff, et al, seem to be talking to a novice programmer, but then they launch off into abstract programming concepts suitable for a language standard.

Many of the snippets are just expressions without assignments. In fact, they don't even get into simple scalar assignments until two thirds into chapter 3 -- after explaining arrays and structures.

Program units and procedures are not touched on until chapter 5. An introductory "Hello, World!" would have been nice.

They really seem to have trouble figuring out who their audience is. It's like they are paraphrasing the 90/95/2003/2008 standards to a novice programmer.

And sin of all sins, they say GOTO is still OK! Come on. Users of this book will not learn how to write good Fortran with it. And we have enough lousy Fortran already. It really is possible to write readable, maintainable, even object oriented Fortran. I've even written readable FORTRAN 77. With no GOTOs!

I am an experienced engineering programmer (16+ years) in FORTRAN 77, Ada, C/C++, Java, Matlab and Python, but I am finding it very difficult to get through this book without becoming very frustrated.

Modern Fortran looks to be a fantastic language for Scientists and Engineers solving applied math and physics problems. It is very math oriented, unlike C/C++ which is geared more for non applied math algorithms. But, it is a slow slog to get into without a good reference.

I'm going to try the Jeanne Adams, et al, Fortran 2003 Handbook. I'm not sure it will be much better.