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Fortran for Scientific Computing

Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe and Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum via FutureLearn

Overview

Discover the power of Fortran for scientific programming

Fortran is a programming language that has been designed for scientific computing, allowing users to naturally express numerical problems.

On this course, you’ll discover how to express your numerical problems as a Fortran program, exploring the power and versatility of this popular programming language.

Learn how to use Fortran to solve numerical problems

Alongside computing experts at the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), you’ll get the chance to understand how to use modern programming paradigms to solve numerical problems.

This includes how to use object-oriented programming to design efficient and maintainable code, and being aware of potential correctness and performance pitfalls.

Explore data types and scientific computing libraries

Identify the various numerical data types in Fortran (including user-defined types), examine character data and logical data, and delve into functions and subroutines.

You’ll learn what control flow statements are, all about file I/O, and see how Fortran interacts with numerical libraries such as BLAS and LAPACK.

Learn how to program in Fortran

You’ll come away with solid foundational training in Fortran, able to understand Fortran best practices, and aware of what exactly makes it an excellent choice for high-performance computing.

This course is for anyone who wants to write code to solve numerical problems or perform simulations. The programmer can focus on the domain, rather than the technicalities of the programming language. This course is also very useful for those who want to extend or to maintain software projects that are developed using Fortran.

Taught by

Geert Jan Bex

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