Centre's EPSRC Fellow to teach Introduction to Modern Fortran course

Centre's EPSRC Fellow to teach Introduction to Modern Fortran course

The Centre's EPSRC Research Software Engineering Fellow Dr Ian Bush will teach a two-day Introduction to Modern Fortran course for members of  Sheffield University later this month.

Fortran is still the language of choice in many areas of science and engineering, especially where performance is required.

Fortran provides simple methods of expressing solutions to common scientific problems in a way that can be translated by a compiler into efficient, and in modern times parallel, execution on computational systems. The course is aimed at people who have never programmed in Fortran before, who are interested in learning how to do it the right way.

In the course on 23rd-24th February at Sheffield University, Dr Bush will introduce Modern Fortran, concentrating on its use in solving scientific problems and modern best practice. He will introduce the basic data type system and control structures in the language, cover Fortran's extensive array handling facilities and cover modern practices for program organisation, focusing on the use of modules. As a result attendees will be able to write portable programs in modern Fortran to help advance their research.