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Why Fortran?
July/August 2007 (vol. 9 no. 4)
pp. 68-71
Viktor K. Decyk, University of California, Los Angeles
Charles D. Norton, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Henry J. Gardner, Australian National University
Among many computer scientists, Fortran is an F-word. Yet, it's still the most widely used language in scientific computing, especially when high performance is required. Why is this so?
Index Terms:
Fortran, Fortran95, Fortran77, Java
Citation:
Viktor K. Decyk, Charles D. Norton, Henry J. Gardner, "Why Fortran?," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 68-71, July-Aug. 2007, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2007.89
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