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st: Re: Fortran


From   Christopher Baum <kit.baum@bc.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: Fortran
Date   Tue, 31 Aug 2010 07:41:48 -0400

<>
On Aug 31, 2010, at 2:33 AM, stata-se wrote:

> I do not know that much about the FORTRAN yet, but I do know that the
> language has been updated a lot since when you last used it. My
> supervisor told me that the FORTRAN 90 and FORTRAN 2003 revisions are
> very significant and have features common to most modern languages. It
> optimizes extremely well which it is why it is often the language of
> choice for very numerically intensive applications. People who think
> FORTRAN is dead do not know what they are talking about (so I am
> told).

Absolutely correct. If you told my friends in the physics department that Fortran was dead, they would suggest you should be drug tested. They are running (modern versions of) Fortran 24/7.

Kit
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