Latest version of F (Walt Brainerd)
31 Mar 1997 22:18:36 -0500

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From: (Walt Brainerd)
Newsgroups: comp.lang.fortran,comp.lang.misc,comp.compilers
Followup-To: comp.lang.fortran
Date: 31 Mar 1997 22:18:36 -0500
Organization: Imagine1, Inc.
Keywords: Fortran, available

The latest free trial versions of F are now available via ftp. The
Linux and Unix versions include the ability to call a few selected
Slatec math library routines as "built-in" modules (e.g., linear
equation solver, ODE solver, etc.) and since there has been discussion
recently about the inverse hyper- bolic functions on
comp.lang.fortran, they have been included.

F is designed for teaching programming in all disciplines, as well as
for use by professional programmers.

F is a carefully crafted subset of the most recent version of Fortran,
the world's most powerful numeric language. This provides two
significant advantages of teaching F instead of Pascal or C++: 1)
Pascal is not used outside the educational community, so experience
does not translate into a useful skill in the engineering or business
world; 2) C++ is complicated and is difficult for the beginner to

F retains the modern features of Fortran--modules and data
abstraction, for example--but discards facilities such as EQUIVALENCE,
which are difficult to teach, use, or debug. It is a safe portable
programming language.

F is available on PC W95/NT, PowerMac, Linux, and all major Unix

Three books on F have been published; the fourth and fifth will be
available within days.

F on Linux is free--$101 for other versions including a book.

For more information, visit the F web site (see signature).
Walt Brainerd
Imagine1, Inc. +1-505-797-8787
2 San Rafael Ave NE, Suite C +1-505-797-3251 (fax)
Albuquerque, NM 87122 USA


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