Developing Statistical Software in Fortran 95

  • David R. Lemmon
  • Joseph L. Schafer

Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Pages 1-12
  3. Pages 219-263
  4. Pages 265-313
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 315-317

About this book


Many books teach computational statistics. Until now, however, none has shown how to write a good program. This book gives statisticians, biostatisticians and methodologically-oriented researchers the tools they need to develop high-quality statistical software. Topics include how to

Program in Fortran 95 using a pseudo object-oriented style

Write accurate and efficient computational procedures

Create console applications

Build dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) and Windows-based software components

Develop graphical user interfaces (GUIs).

Through detailed examples, readers are shown how to call Fortran procedures from packages including Excel, SAS, SPSS, S-PLUS, R, and MATLAB. They are even given a tutorial on creating GUIs for Fortran computational code using Visual Basic.NET.

This book is for those who want to learn how to create statistical applications quickly and effectively. Prior experience with a programming language such as Basic, Fortran or C is helpful but not required. More experienced programmers will learn new strategies to harness the power of modern Fortran and the object-oriented paradigm. This may serve as a supplementary text for a graduate course on statistical computing.

David R. Lemmon is a Research Associate at The Methodology Center in The Pennsylvania State University's College of Health and Human Development. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. His areas of previous work include finite element analysis, automobile crash simulation, and biomechanical modeling of the diabetic foot. Since 2001, he has served as the Center's Senior Statistical Programmer, managing the creation of new statistical software for research and education.

Joseph L. Schafer is Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at The Pennsylvania State University and a Principal Investigator at The Methodology Center. He holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from Harvard University. His areas of research include statistical methods for missing values, analysis of longitudinal data, statistical computing and methodology for studies of substance-use prevention. He has served as a statistical consultant to numerous government agencies and has taught many workshops and short courses on topics related to missing data.


.NET Computer Excel FORTRAN MATLAB SPSS STATISTICA Visual Basic algorithms linear optimization programming programming language statistical software statistics structured analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • David R. Lemmon
    • 1
  • Joseph L. Schafer
    • 2
  1. 1.The Methodology CenterThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Statistics and The Methodology CenterThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-23817-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-28123-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-8784
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