FORTRAN

  

Definition

FORmula TRANslation. Early high-level computer language designed specifically for writing programs involving mathematical and scientific computations, it provided the basis for BASIC and other languages. Its newer version (Fortran 2000) is an ISO-standard language for advanced applications such as parallel computing. Invented in 1956 by John Backus (born 1924) at IBM.

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  • You may be able to come up with some new code using the fortran that can really speed things up in your office.

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  • The program involved some scientific computations, so I told my friend about fortran and he was really intrigued by it.

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  • While some historic computer programming languages like COBOL are more suited for business, FORTRAN found a niche in teaching coding procedures and scientific calculations.

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