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Modern Fortran

Building efficient parallel applications

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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Modern Fortran teaches you to develop fast, efficient parallel applications using twenty-first-century Fortran. In this guide, you’ll dive into Fortran by creating fun apps, including a tsunami simulator and a stock price analyzer. Filled with real-world use cases, insightful illustrations, and hands-on exercises, Modern Fortran helps you see this classic language in a whole new light.

Summary
Using Fortran, early and accurate forecasts for hurricanes and other major storms have saved thousands of lives. Better designs for ships, planes, and automobiles have made travel safer, more efficient, and less expensive than ever before. Using Fortran, low-level machine learning and deep learning libraries provide incredibly easy, fast, and insightful analysis of massive data. Fortran is an amazingly powerful and flexible programming language that forms the foundation of high performance computing for research, science, and industry. And it's come a long, long way since starting life on IBM mainframes in 1956. Modern Fortran is natively parallel, so it's uniquely suited for efficiently handling problems like complex simulations, long-range predictions, and ultra-precise designs. If you're working on tasks where speed, accuracy, and efficiency matter, it's time to discover—or re-discover—Fortran..

About the technology
For over 60 years Fortran has been powering mission-critical scientific applications, and it isn't slowing down yet! Rock-solid reliability and new support for parallel programming make Fortran an essential language for next-generation high-performance computing. Simply put, the future is in parallel, and Fortran is already there.

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About the book
Modern Fortran teaches you to develop fast, efficient parallel applications using twenty-first-century Fortran. In this guide, you'll dive into Fortran by creating fun apps, including a tsunami simulator and a stock price analyzer. Filled with real-world use cases, insightful illustrations, and hands-on exercises, Modern Fortran helps you see this classic language in a whole new light.

What's inside

    Fortran's place in the modern world
    Working with variables, arrays, and functions
    Module development
    Parallelism with coarrays, teams, and events
    Interoperating Fortran with C

About the reader
For developers and computational scientists. No experience with Fortran required.

About the author
Milan Curcic is a meteorologist, oceanographer, and author of several general-purpose Fortran libraries and applications.

Table of Contents

PART 1 - GETTING STARTED WITH MODERN FORTRAN

1 Introducing Fortran

2 Getting started: Minimal working app

PART 2 - CORE ELEMENTS OF FORTRAN

3 Writing reusable code with functions and subroutines

4 Organizing your Fortran code using modules

5 Analyzing time series data with arrays

6 Reading, writing, and formatting your data

PART 3 - ADVANCED FORTRAN USE

7 Going parallel with Fortan coarrays

8 Working with abstract data using derived types

9 Generic procedures and operators for any data type

10 User-defined operators for derived types

PART 4 - THE FINAL STRETCH

11 Interoperability with C: Exposing your app to the web

12 Advanced parallelism with teams, events, and collectives

Milan Curcic is a meteorologist and oceanographer. A Fortran programmer since 2006, he has worked with teams from United States Navy and NASA on developing and improving Earth system prediction models. Milan has authored two general-purpose Fortran libraries and is currently working on a startup porting Fortran to the cloud for weather and ocean prediction.

  • Publisher: Manning (October 7, 2020)
  • Length: 416 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638350057