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Scientific Computing


Advanced Scientific Fortran,

Author: David R. Wille

Review: A book that shows the whole field well. It goes beyond the tutorial books and has handy source code for some practical programs you should run. It also covers resources.

Numerical Recipes, Example book (Fortran),

Authors: William H. Press, Saul A. Teukolsky, William T. Vetterling, Brian P. Flannery

Review: Useless or next to useless with out the book below. Contains program code in Fortran for examples of scientific problems. If you ever thought that science was confusing then this book proves it. It is a nice book, because this may be one of the only books full of programming code in Fortran so it is worth the money. I guess you just have to get the other book too.

Numerical Recipes in Fortran: The art of scientific computing,

Authors: William H. Press, Saul A. Teukolsky, William T. Vetterling, Brian P. Flannery

General Computer books

Where Wizards Stay Up Late,

Authors: Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon

Operating Systems


LINUX® For Dummies®

Author: Jon "maddog" Hall

 Paperback - 384 pages 2nd Edition edition (February 17,1999)
 IDG Books Worldwide; ISBN: 0764504215 ;

Building Linux Clusters with CDROM
by David H. M. Spector

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Paperback: 332 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.77 x 9.22 x 7.06
Publisher: Unknown; ISBN: 1565926250; 1st edition (July 2000)

UNIX® For Dummies®
by John R. Levine, Margaret Levine Young

Product Details

Paperback: 408 pages
ISBN: B0000667FU; 4th Edition edition (September 9, 1998)

Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary
by Linus Torvalds, David Diamond

Product Details

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: HarperBusiness; ISBN: 0066620732; (June 4, 2002)

In-Print Editions: Hardcover (1st) | Audio Cassette (Abridged) | Audio CD (Abridged)

Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution
by Glyn Moody

Product Details

Hardcover: 336 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.02 x 9.56 x 6.42
Publisher: Perseus Publishing; ISBN: 0738203335; (January 23, 2001)

In-Print Editions: Paperback (1st)

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Unix For Fortran Programmers

Author:  Michael Kosta Loukides

Review:  I guess this is another one of those white books from O'Reilly about UNIX.  I can't seem to get anywhere with it.  Does explain command line UNIX and UNIX architecture.

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