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Re: st: Re: Fortran


From   Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: Fortran
Date   Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:59:22 -0400

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 7:41 AM, Christopher Baum <kit.baum@bc.edu> wrote:
> <>
> 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.


And see the following book for applications to statistical software development:
(2005) David R. Lemmon, Joseph L. Schafer: "Developing statistical
software in Fortran 95", 323p.

http://books.google.com/books?id=_CXnD1abDGkC

Best, Sergiy


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