Arrays can be used in the same kinds of expressions and operations as scalars. Intrinsic operations, assignments, or elemental procedures can be applied to one or more arrays.
For intrinsic operations, in expressions involving two or more array operands, the arrays must have the same shape so that the corresponding elements of each array can be assigned to or be evaluated. In a defined operation arrays can have different shapes. Arrays with the same shape are conformable. In a context where a conformable entity is expected, you can also use a scalar value: it is conformable with any array, such that each array element has the value of the scalar.
INTEGER, DIMENSION(5,5) :: A,B,C REAL, DIMENSION(10) :: X,Y ! Here are some operations on arrays A = B + C ! Add corresponding elements of both arrays. A = -B ! Assign the negative of each element of B. A = MAX(A,B,C) ! A(i,j) = MAX( A(i,j), B(i,j), C(i,j) ) X = SIN(Y) ! Calculate the sine of each element. ! These operations show how scalars are conformable with arrays A = A + 5 ! Add 5 to each element. A = 10 ! Assign 10 to each element. A = MAX(B, C, 5) ! A(i,j) = MAX( B(i,j), C(i,j), 5 ) END