Fortran 90/95 for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Stephen J. Chapman, Stephen Chapman
List Price: $102.95
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ISBN: 0072825758
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math (31 July, 2003)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 528,592
Average Customer Rating: 4.22 out of 5

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Rating: 4 out of 5
Title should have thrown an exception to Expectation
The previous four reviews are clearly an indication of expectations/title mismatch.

This is a good book if your logical implication intelligence is below 180. Otherwise, go buy the standard ISO_IEC_1539-1_1997 (F95) and save yourself money in the end.

If you want an amplification of the std delivered in the order of the std, then get Metcalf/Reid (Fortran90/95 Explained) lastest ed (a five star) and/or Adams, Brainard, Martin, Smith, Wagener (Fortran 95 Hnbk) (a four star).

If you want amplification of almost all of the IMPORTANT necessary implications of the std, then buy this book. Another (four star) in this category is Ellis, Phillips, Lahey (Programming Fortran 90).

With those four and an f95 compliant compiler your launching pad would be set.

Rating: 2 out of 5
not very good as a reference
This book may be useful if you plan to study each chapter thoroughly, or even go through the whole book, but it should definitely not be purchased as a reference. The index is woefully thin -- a mere 6 pages -- which is extremely unusual and, IMHO, unacceptable for a book about a programming language. (I chose a C++ book at random from my shelf and it has a 37 page index, which one would expect from any useful programming book.) Because of this inadequacy, I think the high cost of the book is unjustified.

Rating: 5 out of 5
Best programming book...
As an engineer and a professional I have been using programs for well on 20 years now. Having used a range of languages for different tasks I finally came back to Fortran, a langage I had not used since college.
I have found the book excellent in every respect both as a tool to re learn the language and as a reference work. The organisation of the book and the presentation is excellent.

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