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8 Excellent Free Books to Learn Fortran

4. Combinatorial Algorithms by Albert Nijenhuis and Herbert S. Wilf

Combinatorial AlgorithmsCombinatorial Algorithms provides a set of Fortran subroutines for combinatorial algorithms in the spirit of numerical analysis packages.

The topics covered range from the random and sequential production of subsets, permutations, compositions, partitions, etc.; graph algorithms – finding spanning forests, chromatic polynomials, coloring, random trees, minimal length spanning trees, Euler and Hamiltonian circuits, etc.; finding Möbius functions, the permanent, maximal flow, sorting and some theoretical subjects. Some important subjects are omitted, such as testing for planarity, tree and graph isomorphism, connectivity of a graph, maximum matching, etc.

Each problem includes a theoretical background, an algorithm, a flowchart and a Fortran subroutine.

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5. Introduction to Computer Programming Using Fortran 95 by Dr Marshall, Helen Talbot, Neil Hamilton-Smith

Introduction to Computer Programming Using Fortran 95Introduction to Computer Programming Using Fortran 95 is a student guide which introduces the reader to Fortran.

The book comes complete with questions to tax the budding Fortran developer.

Chapters cover:

  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming.
  • Logical Operations and Control Constructs – includes control flow, IF statement, IF … THEN … ELSE construct, IF … THEN … ELSEIF construct, and more.
  • Arrays – good coverage including array element ordering, array sections, array conformance, array syntax, functions (COUNT, SUM, MOD, MINVAL, MAXVAL, MINLOC, MAXLOC), Array I/O and more.
  • Procedures – covers functions, subroutines, argument association, argument intent, local objects, SAVE attribute, scoping rules, dummy array arguments, external functions and more.
  • Modules and Derived Types – plan geometry program, reusability- modules, restricting visibility, the USE Renames facility, USE ONLY statement, derived types, and true portability.

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6. Fortran 90 for the Fortran 77 Programmer by Bo Einarsson and Yurij Shokin

Fortran 90 for the Fortran 77 ProgrammerFortran 90 for the Fortran 77 Programmer is written in order to ease the transition from the very common and popular programming language Fortran 77 to the more modern Fortran 90. This transition uses the fact that Fortran 77 is a pure subset of Fortran 90.

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