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FortranIntro - Introduction to FORmula TRANslation Fortran...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style ASE 2013 Intro to Astro, Structures & Introduction to FORmula TRANslation Fortran! A Continuation of Systematic Problem Solving Using the Five Step Solution Methodology Thomas Hannigan
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ASE 2013 Intro to Astro, Structures & The Five Step Method State the Problem Clearly Describe the Input and Output Work [portions] by Hand Develop an Algorithm in Pseudo Code* Code into Language Specific Syntax and Test *Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code B.A.S.I.C.
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ASE 2013 Intro to Astro, Structures & All About Fortran Free Fortran compilers and information http://www.thefreecountry.com/compilers/fortran.shtml A History Lesson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortran Why the “Force” compiler? Primarily because it is free and it works… Friendly interface in the Windows environment
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ASE 2013 Intro to Astro, Structures & Learning A Common Language Program Formats Picky, picky, picky! Syntax (Specific Commands) Best learned through use and observation Reserved Words reserved word: In programming languages, a keyword whose definition is fixed by the programming language and which cannot be changed by the user. Note: In Ada ® and COBOL all keywords are reserved words, while Fortran has no reserved words.
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ASE 2013 Intro to Astro, Structures & No Reserved Words???!!? You have to keep yourself out of trouble! Familiarization with commands is essential Program layout, syntax and format is paramount Organization is the key Avoid Deliberate Obfuscation Documentation helps you first Modular or Object Oriented Programming
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