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Issue No.04 - July/August (2008 vol.10)
pp: 86-92
Douglas McCune , Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Scott Kruger , Tech-X
ABSTRACT
When building large scientific codes, you might have to mix different programming languages. The authors show how to bridge the interoperability gap between Fortran 90/95 and C, and from C to other languages, with working code examples.
INDEX TERMS
scientific programming, Fortran, Python, derived types, programming languages
CITATION
Douglas McCune, Alexander Pletzer, Srinath Vadlamani, Scott Kruger, "Exposing Fortran Derived Types to C and Other Languages", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.10, no. 4, pp. 86-92, July/August 2008, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2008.94
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