Program Translation - Nov. 14, 2013

Tim Prince tprince at
Sun Nov 17 17:30:58 CET 2013

On 11/17/2013 8:25 AM, E.D.G. wrote:
> "Roy Smith" <roy at> wrote in message
> news:roy-D4B9A4.10202517112013 at
>> Scientists view computer programs as tools, no different from any other
>        I agree totally.  There are many scientists who learn how to
> write programs to help with their scientific work.  I doubt that there
> are too many programmers who go out and get an additional degree in
> biology, chemistry, or physics to help with their programming work.  And
> there appears to me to often be a gap between how people in the two
> different worlds go about getting things done.
>        Since this program translation will be done by someone who
> actually wrote program code for a living it will at least actually look
> like a program when it is finished.  There will be indentation etc.
Perhaps you would start with an automatic indentation tool before 
translating.  You may have a rule against using current syntax and 
indentation for Fortran, but others don't.

Tim Prince

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