Fortran (Formula Translation) is a computer language that is extensively used in numerical, scientific computing. While out with the scientific community, Fortran has declined in popularity over the years, it still has strong user base with scientific programmers.

Historic of fortran language

Fortran is a compiled language, and more specifically which is compiled a head of–time. Trough this language you perform a special program known as Compilation of your written code before you are able to run it on a computer. This is where Fortran differs to in obscure/interpreted languages such as (R)ruby and (P)python, which run through an interpreter which are prosecutes the instructions directly, but at the cost of compute speed.

What is Fortran language used for?

Fortran, For the past 30 years Fortran has been used for such projects as the design of aero plane structures ,and design of bridges ,it is also used for Factory Automation Control/Work, and for storm drainage design, analysis of scientific data and so some large systemsFortran code can be responsible for 80-100% of the computation. It’s also incredibly. The companies who used this language are Raytheon ,Northrop ,Grumman ,Lockheed Martin etc..

History

Fortran was originally named after the contraction of Formula Translation, highlighting Fortran’s origins as a language designed specifically for mathematical calculations. Fortran was developed in the early 1950s and the first ever Fortran program ran in 1954 – making Fortran fairly unusual among programming languages in that it predates the modern transistor computer – the first Fortran program ran on the IBM 704 vacuum tube computer! Fortran has outlived several nation states since its conception, and still is in wide use today in a number of specialised scientific communities. Unfortunately Fortran is often referred to as an ‘outdated’ or ‘legacy’ programming language. I disagree with this description, as although Fortran has a long history, the language continues to be updated, new features are developed and added to the Fortran language standard, and there is still a strong community behind Fortran.

Other element

The latest Fortran standard was released in 2018, bringing many new features and keeping Fortran a relevant, highly performant language for contemporary scientific computing challenges.”