Definitions for **"FORTRAN"**

a higher programming language with an instruction set designed for ease of expression of mathematical functions, much used in programming of scientific and mathematical problems.

An acronym for FORmula TRANslator, the first widely used high-level programming language. Intended primarily for use in solving technical problems in mathematics, engineering, and science.

FORmula TRANslation - The original scientific programming language. FORTRAN 77 (an earlier dialect) lacks modern features (such as dynamic memory allocation) but is in wide-spread use. Fortran 90/95 is a much better version, but is less widly used.

FORmula TRANslation is a procedure-oriented programming language used to solve engineering, mathematical and scientific problems.

A programming language developed in the late 1950's for scientific computing. Used primarily for numerically intensive computations. Not well-suited for modern software development.

For mula tran slation. A high-level programming language, most widely used for scientific and engineering applications because it has excellent mathematical functions. Many programmers consider it to sacrifice "elegance" for speed of numerical manipulations.

Formula Translator. A high level programming language for programs dealing primarily with mathematical formulas and expressions similar to algebra and used primarily in scientific and technical applications.

a procedural programming language (see listing).

A very popular high level language used with HPCs. Standardised by the ANSI committee, the standards are known by the year in which the standard was released: Fortran77, Fortran90, Fortran95.

A programming language developed primarily for numeric computations and chiefly used in mathematics, science and engineering. It was introduced in the 1950s as the first high-level language (i.e., closer to natural language than to machine language).

Fortran: Acronym for FORmula TRANslator, one of the oldest high-level programming languages but one that is still widely used in scientific computing because of its compact notation for equations, ease in handling large arrays, and huge selection of library routines for solving mathematical problems efficiently. Fortran 77 and Fortran 90 are the two standards currently in use. HPF is a set of extensions to Fortran that support parallel programming. Fortran compilers available at CTC are from Compaq, PGI, and Gnu.

FORTRAN stands for for mula tran slation and is the oldest computer language in the world. It is typically compiled and is quite fast. Its primary drawbacks are portability and ease-of-use -- often different FORTRAN compilers on different platforms behave quite differently in spite of standardization efforts in 1966 (FORTRAN 66 or FORTRAN IV), 1978 (FORTRAN 77), and 1991 (FORTRAN 90). Today languages like and Java are more popular, but FORTRAN is still heavily used in military software. It is somewhat amusing to note that when FORTRAN was first released back in 1958 its advocates thought that it would mean the end of software bugs. In truth of course by making the creation of more complex software practical, computer languages have merely created new types of software bugs.

FOR mula TRAN slator] A high-level programming language designed primarily for scientific applications.

FORmula TRANslator is a programming language used mainly for engineering and scientific applications. As the name implies, this language has very good support for formulas and is optimized for number crunching calculations.

An acronym for for mula tran slation.

Fortran stands for FORmula TRANslator, the first and still the most widely used programming language for numerical and scientific applications. Popular versions include Fortran 77 and Fortran 90; some versions, such as HPF, have been developed to run on parallel processor machines.

This is a high-level programming language. This language refuses to die because it is so huge in the scientific research community. It's not a tough language to learn and it's fairly powerful.

A high-level programming language that is used primarily for scientific, engineering, and mathematical applications.

One of the oldest of the modern programming languages, and the most popular language for scientific and engineering computations. It's name is a contraction of FORmula TRANslation. The two most common Fortran versions are Fortran 77, originally standardized in 1978, and Fortran 90. Fortran 77 is a proper subset of Fortran 90.

FORmula TRANslator. Developed in 1954 by IBM, it is a high-level programming language, most widely used for scientific and engineering applications because it has excellent mathematical functions. Many programmers consider it to sacrifice "elegance" for speed of numerical manipulations.

Formula Translation (computer language)

Acronym for FORmula TRANslator, which is a high-level computer language used extensively in scientific and engineering applications.

FORTRAN (FORmula TRANslation) is a third generation (4GL) programming language that was designed for use by engineers, mathematicians, and other users and creators of scientific algorithms. It has a very succinct and spartan syntax. Today, the C language has largely displaced FORTRAN. However, many older FORTRAN users are sticking with it.

a programming language used to write many scientific applications.

A high-level programming language, a bit more advanced than BASIC but not quite as complex as C. This language refuses to die because it is so huge in...

Fortran (also FORTRAN) is a statically typed, compiled imperative computer programming language originally developed in the 1950s and still heavily used for scientific computing and numerical computation half a century later. The name is a portmanteau of Formula Translator/Translation. Early versions of the language were known as FORTRAN, but the capitalization has been dropped in newer revisions beginning with Fortran 90. The official language standards now refer to the language as "Fortran".

Stands for FORmula TRANslation.

(Formula Translator) Developed by IBM in the late 1950s, one of the first high-level program languages, used primarily for scientific calculations, which remains in use today.

FORmula TRANslation is a procedure oriented language used for solving engineering, mathematical and other scientific problems. (7/96)

FORmula TRANslation. A programming language best suited for engineering, scientific and mathematical applications. Historically, it was the first programming language taught in many universities and colleges. SAA-anointed in the FORTRAN 1977 ANSI version, but FORTRAN has been withdrawn from most SAA platforms. Currently, there are three available versions of FORTRAN: VS FORTRAN for z/OS and z/VM, XL Fortran for AIX and XL High Performance Fortran for AIX. See also Clustered FORTRAN.

Formula Translation language. A widely used high-level programming language well suited to problems that can be expressed in terms of algebraic formulas. It is generally used in scientific applications.

The oldest high-level programming language, designed in the 1950s primarily for mathematical and scientific applications.

The first really good "high level" programming language. Basically, Fortran was a tool for writing programs that did not require programmers to write in "assembly language" -- in instructions that the computer's hardware could directly understand. After Fortran, programs that once took weeks or months to write could be accomplished in a matter of hours. On a personal note, my mother took a class in Fortran at UC Berkeley when she was pregnant with me, which explains a LOT.

(FORmula TRANslation): This a high level programming language for scientific computation.

FOR mula TRAN slation. A computer programming language designed to facilitate the development of mathematics-oriented programs.

Contraction of formula Translator, a computer programming language used to write program dealing primarily with mathematical formulas and expressions.

Acronym for FORmula TRANslator, one of the oldest high-level programming languages but one that is still widely used in scientific computing because of its compact notation for equations, ease in handling large arrays, and huge selection of library routines for solving mathematical problems efficiently. Fortran 77 and Fortran 90 are the two standards currently in use. On AIX systems, the Fortran compiler is called XL Fortran or xlf; on other UNIX systems, the Fortran compiler is often called f77. HPF is a set of extensions to Fortran that support parallel programming.

Acronym for For mula Tran slator, FORTRAN is the oldest high-level programming language. Designed by John Backus for IBM in the late 1950s, it is still popular today, particularly for scientific applications that require extensive mathematical computations

An early programming language designed for scientific computing; short for "Formula Translation."

FOR mula TRAN slator, a programming language noted for its mathematical precision, and not much else. See float, , Basic, Lingo.

Fortran (previously FORTRANThe names of earlier versions of the language through FORTRAN 77 were conventionally spelled in all-caps (FORTRAN 77 was the last version in which the use of lowercase letters in keywords was strictly nonstandard). The capitalization has been dropped in referring to newer versions beginning with Fortran 90. The official language standards now refer to the language as "Fortran."

In Fortran written for the Intel® Itanium® architecture, all pointers are 64-bit quantities.

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