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Why Scientists Are Still Using FORTRAN in 2014 634

Posted by timothy
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New submitter InfoJunkie777 (1435969) writes "When you go to any place where 'cutting edge' scientific research is going on, strangely the computer language of choice is FORTRAN, the first computer language commonly used, invented in the 1950s. Meaning FORmula TRANslation, no language since has been able to match its speed. But three new contenders are explored here. Your thoughts?"
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Why Scientists Are Still Using FORTRAN in 2014

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