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. 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 excellent book "Handbook for Matrix Computations" by T.F. Coleman and C. Van Loan, published by SIAM (unfortunately this book is out of print).

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.

Erik Boman, Stanford, December 1995.

Copyright © 1995 by Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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