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Fortran resources

Fortran resource file - updated 21 September 2022
Detailed and up-to-date Fortran information covering compilers, books, on-line training material, graphics, parallel programming, analysis, conversion & maintenance tools, electronic lists, standards bodies, Fortran groups & newsletters, Fortran tools, libraries & applications

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Fortran compilers

Compiler Support for the Fortran 2008 and 2018 Standards:
Revision 3 (November 2022),
Ian Chivers & Jane Sleightholme


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Fortran compiler comparisons for Windows & Linux hosted by Polyhedron Solutions

Free compiler - from GNU Fortran project.

Versions of Intel Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition available for Windows, Linux, and OS X.

NAG Fortran compiler release 7.1 available on Unix, Windows & Mac OS

NAG Fortran Builder - an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for release 7.0 of the Microsoft Windows version of the NAG Fortran compiler.

Diagnostic capability of Fortran compilers


Cray, gfortran, Intel and NAG: revision 5, Ian Chivers & Jane Sleightholme

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Fortran compiler benchmarks: version 1, Ian Chivers & Jane Sleightholme

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Fortran 2023

The Fortran 2023 standard published November 2023.

Fortran 2018

The Fortran 2018 standard published December 2018.

The new features of Fortran 2018 (N2161), John Reid (pdf)
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Fortran 2008

The Fortran 2008 standard was published on 6 October 2010

The new features of Fortran 2008 (N1891), John Reid, WG5 Convener (pdf)
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Coarrays in the next Fortran standard, John Reid, WG5 Convener (pdf)
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TS 29113

Fortran 2003

The new features of Fortran 2003 (N1648) , John Reid, WG5 Convener (pdf)
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Fortran standards work

  • WG5 - the official home of Fortran standards

Fortran electronic lists, faq & groups

A Jiscmail hosted list which is restricted to questions about Fortran since the publication of the Fortran 90 standard. It can either be browsed on-line or subscribed to and postings will be received by email.

A Usenet news hosted list covering all aspects of Fortran.

Launched on 4th May 2020 - this is an online discussion board for anything and everything Fortran related.

A business-related social networking site with a lively Fortran group.

Numerical Libraries

Graphics Libraries

Fortran's history

Fortran history and development - Ian Chivers & Jane Sleightholme
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A project to preserve material relating to the original IBM 704 FORTRAN/Fortran II

The Fortran (not the foresight) saga!
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An article written by Brian Meek in 1990 on the development of Fortran.

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