August 01, 2021
Authors: Milan Curcic, Ondřej Čertík, Laurence Kedward
Welcome to the August 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:
convert_FORTRAN_caseformatter to package index
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 stdlib:
Work in progress:
stdlib_linalg] Update eye function.
stdlib_math] Add seq function.
stdlib_linalg] Add zeros, ones, ex function.
stdlib_linalg] Add empty function.
stdlib_hash: waterhash algorithm
disp(display your data) &
format_string(format other type to string, see #444)
format_stringroutine to format other types to strings
Please help improve stdlib by testing and reviewing 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 fpm:
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.
Updates for July 2021:
We are looking for new contributors, so if you are interested, please get in touch with us!
FortranCon 2021 will be held virtually from September 23-24, 2021. Registration is free of charge and is due by September 15. The first call for abstracts is due August 1, and the second is due September 1. For more information, visit the FortranCon website.
Work is well under way started for our Google Summer of Code program. Read about our students and their progress so far on Discourse: https://fortran-lang.discourse.group/c/gsoc-2021/11
We thank everybody who contributed to fortran-lang in the past month by commenting in any of these repositories: