Authored by three leading experts in the development of the language, this is a complete and authoritative description of the two languages (Fortran 95 and Fortran 2003). It is intended for new and existing users of Fortran, and for all those involved in scientific and numerical computing. It is suitable as textbook for teaching and, with its extensive index, as a handy reference for practitioners.
Michael Metcalf worked for many years at CERN, Geneva. He is the author of a range of publications, including Fortran 90/95 Explained (with John Reid) and Effective FORTRAN 77 (Oxford University Press), and FORTRAN Optimization (Academic Press). He is the editor of ACM Fortran Forum.
John Reid is well known as a numerical analyst and is a co-author of Direct Methods for Sparse Matrices (OUP). He is the Convener of the ISO Fortran Committee and has played a leading role in the development of many of the features of Fortran 95 and 2003.
Malcolm Cohen is a mathematician and the leading compiler writer at NAG in Oxford. He has participated actively in the development of Fortran standards and was a major deisgner of Fortran 2003's object-oriented features.