Message from discussion Fortran Wiki
Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 14:26:11 +0200
From: Michael Murphy <mmur...@uni-ulm.de>
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Subject: Re: Fortran Wiki
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Jason Blevins wrote:
> I've started a Fortran wiki at http://fortranwiki.org/ and I want to
> invite you all to browse around and contribute if you like.
> I think a dedicated wiki could become a valuable resource for the
> community. On one hand we have many fine books and web pages on
> Fortran, and on the other hand we have comp.lang.fortran. A wiki is
> somewhere in between: more interactive than a book but more structured
> and organized than a newsgroup.
> The wiki should be a community-driven site, so feel free to experiment
> and don't feel constrained by what's already there. If you're
> interested, the HowTo page has a lot of information about how to get
> My thoughts are that the wiki will be part encyclopedic, part
> workshop/lab, and part discussional. I see it as a place to document
> and work through things like design patterns and data structures, to
> provide usage examples for specific libraries, and a place to toss
> around new ideas and organize what we already know about Fortran.
> Some features of particular interest (most of which are illustrated on
> the SandBox page):
> * Syntax highlighting for Fortran code (I wrote a Ruby extension
> specifically for this).
> * SVG (scalable vector graphics) support for resolution-independent
> diagrams and figures.
> * Math support: inline LaTeX is converted to MathML for viewing
> but your browser must support MathML).
> * Pages can be exported to LaTeX (and in turn, PDF) and the entire
> wiki can be exported at once as either HTML or plain text.
> * There is a complete intrinsic procedure reference with syntax
> highlighted examples, courtesy of the GNU Fortran manual.
> Any feedback is appreciated!
I like it! I would have liked one of these things when I was starting
out with Fortran.
I've added one of my libraries that I like to use for easier input and
ouput in Fortran. Maybe it will grow in complexity over time, but for
now it's quite simplistic. Maybe it will be useful to someone in any
case. I accidentally created the page without my name, so it would be
great if you could correct this...