Arrays 1: Some Fundamentals
The aims of the chapter are to introduce the fundamental concepts of arrays and do loops, in particular: To introduce the idea of tables of data and some of the formal terms used to describe them: Array. Vector. List and linear list. To discuss the array as a random access structure where any element can be accessed as readily as any other and to note that the data in an array are all of the same type. To introduce the twin concepts of data structure and corresponding control structure. To introduce the statements necessary in Fortran to support and manipulate these data structures.