Online: Fortran Programming for Scientific Computing

The Fortran programming language is still – despite of its long history – one of the standard and most useful languages in scientific computing. Our course will give the participants the basic knowledge on the Fortran 95 programming language as well as some glimpses on the Fortran 2003/2008 standards and their new features. Best practices for obtaining high performance with Fortran will also be discussed. Both days include lectures and practical hands-on exercises.

Learning outcome

After this course participants should be able to write simple programs and also understand and modify existing codes written using the Fortran language.


Basic knowledge on programming in general is recommended. In addition, basic skills needed for working with Linux command line terminal will be assumed.

The content level of the course is broken down as: – beginners: 70%; – intermediate: 25%; – advanced: 5%; – community-targeted content: 0%

Agenda (tentative)

Day 1, Wednesday 25.11
  • Introduction
  • Getting started with Fortran
  • Procedures and modules
Day 2, Thursday 26.11
  •    Fortran arrays
  •    Input / Output
 Day 3, Friday 27.11             
  •    Derived types
  •    Generic procedures and procedure pointers
  •    Language interoperability and other useful features

Lunch time recommended: 12:00-13:00 each day


Sami Ilvonen (CSC)

Language:  English
Price:          Free of charge (3 training days)

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