[Beowulf] Teaching Scientific Computation (looking for the perfect text)

Jim Lux james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Nov 20 16:15:52 EST 2007


>
> I encourage you to find a copy of "Classical Fortran" (M. Kupferschmid, ISBN
> 0-8247-0802-4) and read the first chapter.  The clarity of purpose in this
> book,  "simply using computers to do scientific work", is actually what
> convince me to initially adopt F77 as a teaching language.
>

R.W. Hamming (of Hamming code and Hamming window fame, among others)  
had a fine quote in his book Numerical Methods for Scientists and  
Engineers:

"The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers."
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