Using Fortran - was RE: [ILUG] Commercial Fortran Compiler?
JustinMacCarthy at online.ie
Mon Jan 19 18:56:41 GMT 2004
Sounds like some interesting apps still plugging away with Fortran!
I was reading Perl for Biometrics there a while ago, really because it stuck
me as interesting that one might choose Perl as the language of choice for
DNA work. It would seem to me that a lot of work on DNA may be similar type
of problem to Weather Prediction, searching for patterns in large sets of
data, etc.. . Do guys in NWP use perl much? May be wrong of course since I
know very little about Weather Prediction!!
BTW fortran is available for the .NET CLR
From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
Sent: 19 January 2004 14:51
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: Using Fortran - was RE: [ILUG] Commercial Fortran Compiler?
On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 02:32:55PM +0000 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Vincent Cunniffe thought:
> My understanding is that it's primarily sparse matrices which Fortran is
> best suited to. Try modelling a 1 million cubed array in C++ with only
> a tiny fraction of the space occupied and see how it likes it ;-)
Which is exactly what we do in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP). I'd be
inclined to say (without having checked it out) that most (if not all) of
the world's weather forecasting is based on a (number of) FORTRAN
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