This course provides an introduction to Modern Fortran, which contains many powerful features that make it a suitable language for programming scientific, engineering and numerical applications. Familiarity with a Unix or Linux environment is assumed. The course is open to all, but is mainly targeted at existing ARCHER users.
Fortran 90/95 is a modern and efficient general purpose programming language, particularly suited to numeric and scientific computation. The language offers advanced array support, and is complimented by a wealth of numerical libraries. Many large scale computing facilities offer heavily optimised Fortran compilers, making Fortran suitable for the most demanding computational tasks.
Topics include: fundamentals, program control, input and output, variables, procedures, modules, arrays.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course students should be able to:
- Understand and develop modularised Fortran programs.
- Compile and run Fortran programs on ARCHER.
The are no prerequisites for this course, although a familiarity with a Unix or Linux environment is assumed.
Details are subject to change, but start, end and break times will stay the same.
- 09:30 LECTURE: Fundamentals of Computer Programming
- 11:00 BREAK: Coffee
- 11:30 PRACTICAL: Hello world, formatting, simple input
- 12:30 BREAK: Lunch
- 13:30 LECTURE: Logical Operations and Control Constructs
- 14:30 PRACTICAL: Numeric manipulation
- 15:30 BREAK: Tea
- 16:00 LECTURE: Arrays
- 17:00 PRACTICAL: Arrays
- 17:30 CLOSE
- 09:30 PRACTICAL: Arrays (cont'd)
- 10:15 LECTURE: Procedures
- 11:15 BREAK: Coffee
- 11:45 PRACTICAL: Procedures
- 12:45 BREAK: Lunch
- 13:45 LECTURE: Modules and Derived Types
- 15:15 BREAK: Tea
- 15:45 PRACTICAL: Modules, Types, Portability
- 17:00 CLOSE
The course will take place in University of Cambridge
If you have any questions please contact the ARCHER Helpdesk.