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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.
The course starts with an overview of the development of Fortran and then covers data descriptions, control structures, data processing and Fortran Rules.
Also variables, data types and operators in Fortran are treated. Special attention is paid to Fortran arithmetic with rounding, truncation and integer division.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The course Fortran Programming is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to program in the Fortran programming language.
To participate in this course, basic knowledge of programming in another programming language is beneficial to the understanding but is not required.
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.
After successful completion of the course participants receive an official certificate Fortran Programming.
Module 1 : Fortran Intro
Module 2 : Language Syntax
Module 3 : Arrays
Version 77 to 2008
Input and Output
Names and Values
Rounding and Truncation
Setting Array Size
Loop over Arrays
Whole Array Manipulation
Module 4 : File I/O
Module 5 : Functions
Module 6 : Control Flow
Formatted and Unformatted
Data Edit Descriptors
Data Transfer Statements
End of Record
iostat and iomsg
Rules and Restrictions
Selections and Iterations
Block if Statement
if then endif
Module 7 : Characters
Module 8 : Special Types
Module 9 : Modules and Classes
* Edit Descriptor
a Edit Descriptor
len and len_trim
Nested Derived Types
C loc Function
private, public, protected
Classes and Objects
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.
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.
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