Course Fortran Programming

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  • Course Fortran Programming : Content

    In the course Fortran Programming participants learn to develop applications in the latest version of the Fortran language. Fortran was originally created in 1957 to perform mainly scientific calculations. Over time however, Fortran has evolved into a higher programming language with support for modern concepts such as object-oriented programming.

    Fortran Intro

    The course starts with an overview of the development of Fortran and then covers data descriptions, control structures, data processing and Fortran Rules.

    Variabelen and Data Types

    Also variables, data types and operators in Fortran are treated. Special attention is paid to Fortran arithmetic with rounding, truncation and integer division.

    Tabular Data and Arrays

    Subsequently tabular data and arrays are also discussed. Attention is paid to allocatable arrays, multidimensional arrays, array constructors and operations that work on entire arrays.

    File I/O

    Fortran naturally also has facilities for accessing the file system. Formatted and Unformatted File I/O are therefore discussed in the course and Records, Data Edit Descriptors and End of Record indicators are treated as well.

    Functions and Flow Control

    Then it's time for functions and control flow in Fortran. Attention is paid to library functions, transformation functions, recursive functions, user defined and pure functions. And the various control flow constructions for selections and iterations are reviewed as well.


    Special attention goes to dealing with characters in Fortran. Character Input, Character Operations, Character Sets and Edit Descriptors are discussed.

    User Defined Types and Pointers

    Finally special types in Fortran such as User Defined Types and pointers are on the program of the course and object oriented programming in Fortran with classes, objects and inheritance is treated.

  • Course Fortran Programming : Training

    Audience Course Fortran Programming

    The course Fortran Programming is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to program in the Fortran programming language.

    Prerequisites Course Fortran Programming

    To participate in this course, basic knowledge of programming in another programming language is beneficial to the understanding but is not required.

    Realization Training Fortran Programming

    The theory is discussed on the basis of presentation slides. The theory is explained further through demos. After discussing a module, there is the possibility to practice. Course times are from 9.30am to 16.30pm.

    Certification Course Fortran Programming

    After successful completion of the course participants receive an official certificate Fortran Programming.

    Course Fortran Programming
  • Course Fortran Programming : Modules

    Module 1 : Fortran Intro

    Module 2 : Language Syntax

    Module 3 : Arrays

    Fortran Language
    Fortran's Origins
    Version 77 to 2008
    Fortran Compilers
    Structured Programming
    Data Description
    Control Structures
    Data Processing
    Fortran Rules
    Input and Output
    Names and Values
    Data Types
    Fortran Characters
    Expression Equivalence
    Rounding and Truncation
    Integer Division
    Type Conversion
    Tabular Data
    Dimension Attribute
    Setting Array Size
    Loop over Arrays
    Allocatable Arrays
    Multiple Dimensions
    Whole Array Manipulation
    Element Ordering
    Array Constructors

    Module 4 : File I/O

    Module 5 : Functions

    Module 6 : Control Flow

    Opening Files
    Close Statement
    Writing Files
    Formatted and Unformatted
    Data Edit Descriptors
    Skipping Lines
    Data Transfer Statements
    inquire Statement
    End of Record
    iostat and iomsg
    Predefined Functions
    Generic Functions
    Elemental Function
    Transformation Functions
    Function Usage
    Intrinsic Procedures
    Custom Functions
    Local Variables
    Recursive Functions
    Pure Functions
    Rules and Restrictions
    Selections and Iterations
    Block if Statement
    if then endif
    else Statement
    case Statement
    do loop
    do while
    cycle Statement
    exit Statement
    Sentinel Usage
    forAll Statement

    Module 7 : Characters

    Module 8 : Special Types

    Module 9 : Modules and Classes

    Character Input
    * Edit Descriptor
    a Edit Descriptor
    Character Operations
    Character Functions
    len and len_trim
    Collating Sequence
    Character Sets
    scan Function
    Type Definition
    Variable Definition
    Nested Derived Types
    Pointer Concepts
    Referencing Pointers
    Pointer Allocation
    Pointer Assignment
    C loc Function
    Memory Leaks
    Module Syntax
    Global Data
    private, public, protected
    use Statement
    Explicit Interfaces
    Classes and Objects
    Structure Constructors
    Generic Names
    Polymorphic Variables
  • Course Fortran Programming : General

    Course Forms

    All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.


    We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.

    Course times

    The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.


    We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.


    Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.


    The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.


    The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.


    At the end of each course, participants are requested to evaluate the course in terms of course content, course material, trainer and location. The evaluation form can be found at https://www.klantenvertellen.nl/reviews/1039545/spiraltrain?lang=en. The evaluations of previous participants and previous courses can also be found there.


    The intellectual property rights of the published course content, also referred to as an information sheet, belong to SpiralTrain. It is not allowed to publish the course information, the information sheet, in written or digital form without the explicit permission of SpiralTrain. The course content is to be understood as the description of the course content in sentences as well as the division of the course into modules and topics in the modules.

  • Course Fortran Programming : Reviews

  • Course Fortran Programming : Certificate