1. Preface

The goal of this Fortran tutorial is to give a quick introduction to the most common features of the Fortran 77 and Fortran 90 programming languages. It is not a complete reference! Many details have been omitted. The presentation focuses on scientific computations, mainly linear algebra. The outline of this tutorial was inspired by the book "Handbook for Matrix Computations" by T.F. Coleman and C. Van Loan, published by SIAM. Sections of this tutorial pertaining to Fortran 90 were based on the book "FORTRAN 77 for Engineers and Scientists with an Introduction to Fortran 90" by L. Nyhoff and S. Leestma published by Prentice Hall.

This tutorial was designed to be used in the course SCCM-001-F: Introduction to Fortran at Stanford University, 1996. Permission to use this tutorial for educational and other non-commercial purposes is granted provided all author and copyright information is retained.

Sarah T. Whitlock, Stanford, January 1996.
Erik Boman, Stanford, December 1995.

Copyright © 1996, 1995 by Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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