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Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students, professional programmers, physical scientists, mathematicians, engineers, computer scientists and meteorologists.
Michael Metcalf, Formerly of CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, John Reid, JKR Associates, Oxfordshire, and Malcolm Cohen, The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd., Oxfordshire
Michael Metcalf worked for many years at CERN. He is the author or co-author of a range of publications, including forerunners to the present volume, as well as Effective FORTRAN 77 (Oxford University Press) and FORTRAN Optimization (Academic Press), and a number of contributions to technical encyclopaedias.
John Reid is well-known as a numerical analyst and is a co-author of Direct Methods for Sparse Matrices (Oxford University Press). He is the Convenor of the ISO Fortran Committee and has played a leading role in the development of many of the features of modern Fortran, especially of coarrays.
Malcolm Cohen is a mathematician and the leading compiler writer at NAG. He has participated actively in the development of the Fortran standards, being a major designer of the objected-oriented features. He is the Editor of the Fortran 2008 standard.
Review(s) from previous edition""This book is excellent. The prose is clear and concise, explaining all the elements of Fortran 90 and the extensions making up Fortan 95... If you need to write Fortran 90/95 code, keep this book by your computer." - Computer Bulletin
""It is a complete and authoritative description of Fortran 90/95 and is intended for new and existing users, and all for those involved in scientific and numerical computing."" - Zentralblatt Math
""Both authors are eminent scientists in the field of scientific computing and their experience shines through every page and every example."" - Mathematics Today
"'The book is excellent. It is written in such a way that simple programs can already be coded after the first three chapters have been read.'" - EMS Newsletter
"Readers who are familiar with Fortran 90/95 Explained by Michael Malcolm and John Reid will be pleased to add Fortran 95/2003 Explained, with the welcome addition of Malcolm Cohen as co-author, to their libraries. As with the previous work, this is a model of clear exposition ... Practitioners will be happy to have this important new book." - ACM Fortran Forum
1: Whence Fortran?
2: Language elements
3: Expressions and assignments
4: Control constructs
5: Program units and procedures
6: Array features
7: Specification statements
8: Intrinsic procedures
9: Data transfer
10: Operations on external files
11: Floating-point exception handling
12: Interoperability with C
13: Type parameters and procedure pointers
14: Object-orientated programming
15: Establishing and moving data
16: Miscellaneous enhancements
17: Input/output enhancements
18: Enhanced module facilities
20: Other Fortran 2008 enhancements