Saturday, October 24, 2009

FOTRAN 77, Getting Started

Big Hand for our civil colleagues
         First of all welcome to my place, so You are probably a Civil undergraduate, like me -for now- at the Structural Division of the  Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University

  What is Fortran?

 Fortran is a general purpose programming language, mainly intended for mathematical computations in e.g. engineering. Fortran is an acronym for FORmula TRANslation, and was originally capitalized as FORTRAN. However, following the current trend to only capitalize the first letter in acronyms, we will call it Fortran. Fortran was the first ever high-level programming language.
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 That was the first part of a nice tutorial on the web, Fortran 77 tutorial at Stanford University. Just an Introduction.

 This is the link to the tutorial online >> Fortran 77 Tutorial

 Our beloved Professors at Alexandria University also provided us with an online tutorial for 1st Year Civil Undergraduates >> FORTRAN 77. Along with lectures, sheets + their answers, and some useful links.

 Software compilers

  The Force 2.0.9 IDE on Windows is available for download here. --=it uses g77 compiler as well=--

  To those of you who are using Linux my number 1option for programming (Ubuntu or any other flavor) try to compile the old package g77, or try using the available fortran 90 (gfortran) and see if it works well with fortran 77 code. --= or just contact me and I'll help you for both, i.e Linux and g77=--

I think we are now ready to start with fortran 77.

That was a brief gentle introduction to getting started, take a look at the tutorial and try out your first program, then leave a comment or e-mail me if you got a problem.

You are also welcomed to ask about linux, I guess I can help you... -=1.5 Years of experience in linux is not that bad, huh?=-