Advances in science and engineering still rely on Fortran more than any other language by many important measures.
Surprised? You shouldn’t be, although many people who call themselves programmers have never actually learned Fortran.
I’ll teach you Fortran in five minutes or less.
It won’t hurt, and you’ll know what is possibly the most important and influential programming language ever.Computer scientists may behave like Fortran doesn’t exist, but popular culture (The Simpsons, Season 26, Episode 10) did better with the wise observation: “Fortran, the greatest of the programming languages!”In fact, more than half the computation done by the most powerful computers in the world comes from Fortran.
In some large systems, Fortran code can be responsible for 80-100% of the computation.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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