Message from discussion Some newbye questions
From: Jason Blevins <jrble...@sdf.lonestar.org>
Subject: Re: Some newbye questions
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 16:07:15 -0400
Organization: Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
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On May 11, 2009, at 3:02 PM, viper wrote:
> On May 11, 10:15 am, Ian Bush
> <ianbush.throwaway.acco...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 11 May, 15:07, viper-2 <visio...@mail.infochan.com> wrote:
>> > On May 10, 4:02 pm, nos...@see.signature (Richard Maine) wrote:
>> > > I tend to disagree with most of what Chapman says...
>> > <snip> If that is what Chapman
>> > > is advocating, then I disagree with him after all. (After perusing his
>> > > book in a library, I decided not to buy it, so I don't have a copy to
>> > > check).
>> > Having discovered that Fortran won't be replaced by Fortress anytime
>> > soon, It's about time I upgraded the Fortran segment of my programming
>> > bookshelf beyond Radford.:-)
>> > My Googling pointed me towards Chapman, so what Fortran text books do
>> > you recommend then? I do plan to get a copy of "The Fortran 2003
>> > Handbook" by Maine, Hendrickson et al. but a couple of other texts
>> > would be fine.
>> "Fortran 95/2003 Explained" Michael Metcalf, John Reid, Malcolm Cohen,
>> published by OUP
> Thanks; I do recall glimpsing a thread where Maine recommended
The Fortran 2003 Handbook is very high on my book wishlist as well.
If you could only buy one additional book, I would also recommend MR&C.
It's on my quick access shelf, within arms reach from where I'm sitting
right now. It's the book from which I learned Fortran 90+ (previously I
only knew F77 as learned from various courses and tutorials). I found
that it got me up to speed very fast in the beginning, but it's also a
great reference for more advanced F2003 concepts.
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Economics, Duke University