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The Fortran Automatic Coding System for the IBM 704 (15 October 1956), the first Programmer's Reference Manual for Fortran
Paradigm(s)multi-paradigm: structurt, imperative (procedural, object-orientit), generic
Appeared in1957; 67 years ago (1957)
Designed biJohn Backus
DeveloperJohn Backus an IBM
Stable releaseFortran 2008 (ISO/IEC 1539-1:2010) (2010; 14 years ago (2010))
Typin disciplinestrang, static, manifest
Major implementationsAbsoft, Cray, GFortran, G95, IBM XL Fortran, Intel, Hitachi, Lahey/Fujitsu, Numerical Algorithms Group, Open Watcom, PathScale, PGI, Silverfrost, Oracle Solaris Studio, Visual Fortran, ithers
Influenced biSpeedcodin
InfluencedALGOL 58, BASIC, C, Chapel,[1] CMS-2, Julia, PL/I, PACT I, MUMPS an Ratfor
Usual filename extensions.f, .for, .f90, .f95, .f03, .f08, .f15

Fortran (umwhile FORTRAN, derived frae "Formula Translation"[2][3]) is a general-purpose, imperative programmin leid that is especially suitit tae numeric computation an scientific computin.

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  1. "Chapel spec (Acknowledgements)" (PDF). Cray Inc. 1 October 2015. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 5 Februar 2016. Retrieved 14 Januar 2016.
  2. "FORTRAN". American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (5 ed.). The Free Dictionary. 2011. Retrieved 8 Februar 2016.
  3. Lucy Joan Slater, More Fortran programs for economists, Cambridge University Press, 1972.