01 April 2021
Authors: Sebastian Ehlert, Alexis Perry-Holby, Laurence Kedward, Milan Curcic, Ondřej Čertík
Welcome to the April 2021 edition of the monthly Fortran newsletter. The newsletter comes out at the beginning of every month and details Fortran news from the previous month.
This month we’ve had several updates to the website:
Let us know if you have any suggestions for the website and its content. We welcome any new contributors to the website and the tutorials page in particular - see the contributor guide for how to get started.
Here’s what’s new in
Work in progress:
stdlib_stats_distributionmodules. It provides probability distribution and statistical functions.
Please help improve stdlib by testing and reviewing these pull requests!
The candidate for file system operations to be included in stdlib is being developed by @MarDiehl and @arjenmarkus in this repository. Please try it out and let us know how it works, if there are any issues, or if the API can be improved.
Here’s what’s new in
Work in progress:
fpm is still in early development and we need as much help as we can get.
Here’s how you can help today:
The short-term goal of fpm is to make development and installation of Fortran packages with dependencies easier. Its long term goal is to build a rich and decentralized ecosystem of Fortran packages and create a healthy environment in which new open source Fortran projects are created and published with ease.
A total of 10 pull requests were merged in February.
A total of 8 pull requests were merged in March.
Recent development updates:
Call notes will be sent to the flang-dev email list and also recorded here.
LFortran is still in pre-alpha stage, but we are making rapid progress towards getting it to compile more Fortran features. We are looking for contributors, if you are interested, please get in touch and we will help you get started. We can be contacted at Zulip Chat, mailinglist or GitLab issues (see https://lfortran.org for links to all three).
This year Fortran-lang is a mentor organization for Google Summer of Code. If you’re a student, or know students who are eligible to participate, and you’d like to help build the Fortran ecosystem please reach out and let us know. The student application window opened on March 29 and will close on April 13 at 14:00 Eastern Time.
The 223rd meeting of the US Fortran Standards Committee concluded on March 2. Main topics of dicussion were the planned changes for the Fortran 202X revision of the Standard. Here’s the list of all submitted papers, and the summary of the papers discussed and voting results. The committee also welcomed a new member, Milan Curcic (@milancurcic), who is the voting alternate to Gary Klimowicz (@gklimowicz).
If you have ideas for new improvements to the language, please propose them here.
Registration is open for the upcoming free webinar on Fortran for High Performance Computing. The webinar is organized by Excellerat and will be presented by Wadud Miah (@wadudmiah) from the University of Southampton.
We thank everybody who contributed to fortran-lang in the past month by commenting in any of these repositories:
09 March 2021
Authors: Ondřej Čertík, Milan Curcic, Sebastian Ehlert, Laurence Kedward, Arjen Markus, Brad Richardson, Damian Rouson, Marshall Ward
We are excited to announce that Fortran-lang has been accepted as a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2021 mentoring organization! 🎉Read more >
01 March 2021
Authors: Milan Curcic, Laurence Kedward, Ondřej Čertík
Welcome to the March 2021 edition of the monthly Fortran newsletter. The newsletter comes out at the beginning of every month and details Fortran news from the previous month.Read more >
01 February 2021
Authors: Sebastian Ehlert, Milan Curcic, Laurence Kedward, Jérémie Vandenplas, Alexis Perry-Holby
Welcome to the February 2021 edition of the monthly Fortran newsletter. The newsletter comes out at the beginning of every month and details Fortran news from the previous month.Read more >
01 January 2021
Authors: Jérémie Vandenplas, Sebastian Ehlert, Laurence Kedward, Milan Curcic, Gary Klimowicz, Ondřej Čertík
Happy New Year! Welcome to the January 2021 edition of the monthly Fortran newsletter. The newsletter comes out at the beginning of every month and details Fortran news from the previous month.Read more >