FORTRAN 77 - Example Program Code
This section provides a simple example program code of FORTRAN 77 language.
In FORTRAN 77, several interesting features were added to FORTRAN 66:
- Complete IF ... THEN ... ELSE ... END IF statements are supported.
- CHARACTER data type is supported with expanded facilities for character-based data handling.
- SAVE statements are supported to persist local variables in a FUNCTION or a SUBROUTINE.
Here is a simple example code of FORTRAN 77 that calculates the area of triangles using Heron's formula:
C AREA OF A TRIANGLE - HERON'S FORMULA
C INPUT - CARD READER UNIT 5, INTEGER INPUT
C OUTPUT - LINE PRINTER UNIT 6, REAL OUTPUT
C INPUT ERROR DISPAYS ERROR MESSAGE ON OUTPUT
INTEGER A, B, C
CHARACTER MSGEND*40, MSGERR*40
MSGEND = "NORMAL END"
STRERR = "INPUT ERROR"
100 READ(5,10,END=200,ERR=300) A,B,C
IF(A=0 .OR. B=0 .OR. C=0) THEN
WRITE(6,*) "Zero value not allowed"
S = (A + B + C) / 2.0
AREA = SQRT( S * (S - A) * (S - B) * (S - C))
20 FORMAT(" A=",I5,", B=",I5,", C=",I5,", AREA=",
* F10.2," SQUARE UNITS")
GO TO 100
200 WRITE(6,*) MSGEND
300 WRITE(6,*) MSGERR
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