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Name Fortran
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Identifiers PUID:  fmt/879
Classification Text (Structured)
Description Fortran (formerly FORTRAN, derived from "Formula Translation") is a programming language suited to numeric and scientific computing. Fortran was originally developed by IBM in the 1950s for use in the scientific and engineering sectors.
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Related file formats None.
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Developed by IBM Corporation
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Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 18 May 2016
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Last updated 18 May 2016
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