The most convenient way to do the exercises might be on your own computer after installing a compiler. The main choices are listed below. gfortran is the most universal/popular, is completely free and can be used on Windows, MacOSX or Linux. For Windows, the silverfrost compiler seems to work well: this is free on your own computer, but on an ETH-owned machine it would be necessary to buy a license. Possibly the best compiler is the one by Intel, which works on Windows, MacOSX and Linux. ETH has a site license for it that employees can use, but unfortunately this isn't available for masters students. A drawback is that your computer must be networked so it can connect to the central ETH license server.
gfortran: Developed by the GNU, the free software foundation. See http://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/GFortran. Recent versions of Linux will have this on the installation disk. For MacosX, make sure you first install Xtools (up to Snow Leopard this is on the installation disk; from Lion it is an App that can be downloaded); and a convenient place to download is http://hpc.sourceforge.net. For Windows I recommend using gfortran with the cygwin environment (www.cygwin.com)
silverfrost (for Windows): free for personal use, download from http://www.silverfrost.com/.
Intel Visual Fortran Compiler: download from ides.ethz.ch. Documentation here.
Useful editors that highlight Fortran syntax: emacs or xemacs (unix-based), for MacOSX: aquamacs (here), smultron (here)
1. A manual. A good one is the Intel Fortan Language Reference Manual (download PDF file from Intel).
3. General information and/or pages of links to relevant sites
4. Unix tutorials
|1 (20.09)||History, basics, simple programs|
|2 (27.09)||More basics, interactive I/O, do loops, functions&subroutines, finite differences|
|3 (04.10)||Modules, ascii file I/O, Array functions, assumed size arrays. Solve 1-D diffusion equation.|
|4 (11.10)||Precision, namelists, formatted I/O. Solve 2D diffusion.|
|5 (18.10)||Derived types. Binary I/O. Keyword&optional arguments. where, forall. Character string manipulation. Streamfunction, upwind advection, solve advection-diffusion.|
|6 (25.10)||Recursive functions. Iterative & multigrid solvers. Jacobi & Gauss-Seidel iterations. Program 2D Poisson solver.||pdf Vcycle2.f90|
|7 (08.11)||Pointers. Generic procedures, operators and overloading. Program convection code.|
|8 (15.11)||Makefiles. Finite (low) Prandtl number convection.|
|9 (22.11)||Parallel computing.|
|10 (29.11)||Writing fast code (optimisation). Implicit timestepping.|
|... (06.12)||NO CLASS|
|11 (13.12)||Libraries. Review, Fortran 2003&2008 features, discussion|