1. Preface

The goal of this Fortran tutorial is to give a quick introduction to the most common features of the Fortran 77 programming language. A companion tutorial introduces the key enhancements found in Fortran 90. 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 by Erik Boman to be used in the course SCCM-001-F: Introduction to Fortran taught at Stanford University, Winter quarter 1996. It has been modified by Sarah T. Whitlock and Paul H. Hargrove for use in the Fortran courses which have been offered under different course numbers each subsequent year. Permission to use this tutorial for educational and other non-commercial purposes is granted provided all author and copyright information is retained.

Paul H. Hargrove, Stanford, December 1997.
Sarah T. Whitlock, Stanford, January 1997.
Erik Boman, Stanford, December 1995.

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