The Fortran Wiki

April 29, 2009

Despite the availability of many excellent books and scientific articles and daily discussions on comp.lang.fortran, information about modern Fortran programming is sometimes difficult to find. There is a need for something that changes faster than books, papers, and documentation, but is more persistent and organized than a newsgroup.

I recently started the Fortran Wiki with the aim of filling this void. Its mission is to provide an open and community-driven venue for documenting and discussing all aspects of the Fortran language and, more generally, scientific computing as a whole. Among other things, the Fortran Wiki shall collect:

The wiki runs on Instiki. Some features of interest are:

My feeling is that the potential is there for a lot of growth for such a site and I’m very interested to see how it turns out. I welcome any and all feedback and contributions over at the wiki.