Chapter 8 - Data declarations

While the second chapter described the four basic data types, which are most used in scientific and engineering work, this chapter looks at some of the alternative data declaration statements.

This includes initialization of variables, within the declaration statement or with the DATA statement. The COMMON statement, although not entirely recommended - but found in legacy code, is described as one means of communication among multiple routines.

The KIND of data being used to achieve a certain accuracy on a given computer is described. The chapter closes with an example of the new user defined data construct for records.

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