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Digital Visual Fortran Programmer's Guide

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ISBN-10: 1555582184

ISBN-13: 9781555582180

Edition: 1999

Authors: Michael Etzel, Karen Dickinson

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Fortran is the language of choice for computation-intensive scientific and engineering applications, financial applications, and other areas. This book offers a programmer's guide to Digital Visual Fortran.
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Book details

List price: $115.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 6/16/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 776
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.53" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Introducting the Microsoft Visual Development Environment
Visual Development Environment Windows
Building an Existing Visual Fortran Project (Celsius)
Building Programs and Libraries
Overview of Building Projects
Types of Projects
Defining Your Project
Errors during the Build Process
Compiler Limits
Running Fortran Applications
Porting Projects between x86 and Alpha Platforms
Visual Fortran Samples
Using the Compiler and Linker from the Command Line
The Format of the DF Command
Examples of the DF Comand Format
Input and Output Files
Environment Variables Used with the DF Command
Specifying Project Types with DF Command Options
Redirecting Command-Line Output to Files
Using the DF Command to Compile and Link
DF Indirect Command File Use
Compiler and Linker Messages
Compiler and Linker Options
Compiler Options
Linker Options and Related Information
Microsoft Fortran PowerStation Command-Line Compatibility
Debugging Fortran Programs
Preparing Your Program for Debugging
Debugging the Squares Example Program
Viewing Fortran Data Types in the Debugger
Using the Array Viewer in the Debugger
Locating Run-Time Errors in the Debugger
Performance: Making Programs Run Faster
Software Environment and Efficient Compilation
Analyze Program Performance
Data Alignment Considerations
Use Arrays Efficiently
Improve Overall I/O Performance
Additional Source Code Guidelines for Run-Time Efficiency
Optimization Levels: the /optimize Option
Other Options Related to Optimization
Using QuickWin
Capabilities of QuickWin
Comparing QuickWin with Windows-Based Applications
Using Win32 with QuickWin
Types of QuickWin Programs
The QuickWin User Interface
USE Statement Needed for QuickWin Applications
Creating QuickWin Windows
Using Graphics and Character-Font Routines
Defining Graphics Characteristics
Displaying Graphics Output
Working with Screen Images
Enhancing QuickWin Applications
Customizing QuickWin Applications
QuickWin Programming Precautions
Simulating Nonblocking I/O
Creating Fortran DLLS
Coding Requirements for Sharing Procedures in DLLS
Coding Requirements for Sharing Data in DLLS
Building and Using Dynamic-Link Libraries
Creating Windows Applications
Coding Requirements for Fortran Windows Applications
The Visual Fortran Windows Module
Sample Fortran Windows Applications
Getting Help with Windows Programming
Portability and Design Considerations
Choosing Your Development Environment
Selecting a Program Type
Structuring Your Program
Special Design Considerations
Using the Special Features of Microsoft Windows
Using Dialogs
Using the Resource Editor to Design a Dialog
Writing a Dialog Application
Dialog Functions
Dialog Controls
Using Dialog Controls
Drawing Graphics Elements
Working with Graphics Modes
Adding Color
Understanding Coordinate Systems
Advanced Graphics Using OpenGL
Using Fonts from the Graphics Library
Available Typefaces
Using Fonts
SHOWFONT.F90 Example
Using National Language Support Routines
Single and Multibyte Character Sets
National Language Support Library Routines
Portability Library
Using the Portability Library
Routines for Information Retrieval
Process Control Routines
Numeric Routines
Input and Output with Portability Routines
Date and Time Routines
Error Handling Routines
Miscellaneous String and Sorting Routines
Other Compatibility Routines
Files, Devices, and I/O Hardware
Devices and Files
I/O Hardware
Using COM and Automation Objects
The Role of the Module Wizard
Using the Module Wizard to Generate Code
Calling the Routines Generated by the Module Wizard
Additional Information about COM and Automation Objects
Programming with Mixed Languages
Overview of Mixed-Language Issues
Exchanging and Accessing Data in Mixed-Language Programming
Handling Data Types in Mixed-Language Programming
Visual Fortran/Visual C++ Mixed-Language Programs
Fortran/Visual Basic Mixed-Language Programs
Fortran/MASM Mixed-Language Programs
Creating Multithread Applications
Basic Concepts of Multithreading
Writing a Multithread Program
Compiling and Linking Multithread Programs
Other Sources of Information
Data Representation
Integer Data Representations
Logical Data Representations
Native IEEE Floating-Point Representations
Character Representation
Hollerith Representation
Handling Run-Time Errors
Default Run-Time Error Processing
Methods of Handling Errors
Locating Run-Time Errors
Using Traceback Information
Run-Time Environment Variables
The Floating-Point Environment
Representing Numbers
Loss of Precision Errors: Rounding, Special Values, Underflow, and Overflow
Setting and Retrieving Floating-Point Status and Control Words (x86 Only)
Handling Arithmetic Exceptions
Intel Pentium Floating-Point Flaw (x86 Only)
Converting Unformatted Numeric Data
Supported Native and Nonnative Numeric Formats
Limitations of Numeric Conversion
Methods of Specifying the Data Format
Additional Notes on Nonnative Data
Using the IMSL Mathematical and Statistical Libraries
Using the Libraries from Visual Fortran
Library Naming Conventions
Using IMSL Libraries in a Mixed-Language Environment
Using Visual Fortran Tools
Overview of Visual Fortran Tools
Using Tools from the Command Line
Setting Up the Command Console
Fortran Compiler and Linker
MS-DOS Editor
Building Projects with NMAKE
Resource Compiler Options
Managing Libraries with LIB
Editing Files with EDITBIN
Examining Files with DUMPBIN
Editing Format Descriptors with the Format Editor
Profiling Code from the Command Line
Fortran Tools: FSPLIT and FPR
Hexadecimal-Binary-Octal-Decimal Conversions
Compatibility Information
Compatibility with Microsoft Fortran PowerStation
Compatibility with Digital Fortran on Other Platforms