Fortran (previously FORTRAN, derived from Formula Translating System) is a general-purpose, imperative programming language that is especially suited to numeric computation and scientific computing. Originally developed by IBM in the 1950s for scientific and engineering applications, Fortran came to dominate this area of programming early on and h... Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortran
computer-programming language created in 1957 by John Backus that shortened the process of programming and made computer programming more accessible.[4 related articles] Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/f/49
FORmula TRANslation. There have been many FORTRANs. The series includes: I, II, IV, 66, 77, and 90 so far. Its author has said that he doesn't know what the programming language used in the next millenium will look like but he's sure it will be called FORTRAN.
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