Essays Tagged: "FORTRAN"

A Brief History of Databases, describes some old database systems

vast amounts of stored information, these companies started to use computer programs like COBOL and FORTRAN. Data accessibility and data sharing soon became an important feature because of the large a ...

(7 pages) 436 0 5.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Computer Languages

ing in languages such as turbo pascalor one of the various types of basic. Turbo pascal, Basic, and Fortran are some of theoldest computer languages. Many of today's modern languages have been a resul ...

(2 pages) 217 4 3.1 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Programming Languages

Report on Fortran as a programming language. Kreitzberg, C & Shnediderman, B. (1982). FORTRAN Programming. New York: Harcourt.

values.Programs are usually prepared in a special programming language such as the language called FORTRAN. Its similarity to traditional algebraic notation makes FORTRAN a relatively easy-to-learn p ... igh-level language is compiled (translated) into the appropriate machine instructions by a compiler.FORTRAN was a high-level language in common use at the time this textbook was written and most compu ...

(5 pages) 115 0 3.2 Aug/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Programming Languages

Java Vs. C++

he advancements in computer hardware come advancements in computer software; gone are the days when FORTRAN and COBOL were the languages of choice. Today, vvv two hot new object oriented programming l ...

(5 pages) 475 5 4.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Computer Ethics

Essay on the history of Java, which is a modern computer programming language.

nge the numbers by hand. This lead to programming where all of the calculations were automatically. FORTRAN was one of the first major programming languages. IBM used this language for scientific calc ...

(1 pages) 159 0 2.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology


lled Simula67 with object-orientated features and C, which was powerful and efficient in its design.FortranJohn Backus at IBM developed Fortran in 1956. Fortran, an abbreviation and acronym for FORmul ... ORmula TRANslation system, is generally considered to be the first high-level programming language. Fortran is, even today, a language of choice among programmers, its latest release, Fortran 90, in 1 ...

(12 pages) 94 0 4.4 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

History of Computer Programming Languages

FORTRANImportant Dates:Known today as being one of the oldest computer programming languages, FORTRA ... International Business Machine Corporation. As more and more technological advances were made, the FORTRAN language underwent many changes that allowed programs to be transferred between computers. L ... ams to be transferred between computers. Later versions of the programming language were FORTAN II, FORTRAN IV, FORTRAN '66, FORTRAN '77, FORTRAN '90, and High Performance FORTRAN.Contributors:Develop ...

(7 pages) 165 0 4.4 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Programming Languages

Microsoft Corporation (A Look)

uld "convert" BASIC language constructs to 8800 machine language. The firm's second product was its FORTRAN (another high level language) compiler. A compiler does the same thing as an interpreter onl ...

(6 pages) 113 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Computer and Electronics Companies


rp, and National Cash Register that signed a contract in 1976. In 1977 and 1978, Microsoft released FORTRAN and COBOL programming languages respectively. These two languages were written for the contr ... rite a BASIC program for IBM's 8 bit memory and to furnish several other languages, such as Pascal, FORTRAN, and COBOL for IBM's machine that is based on Intel 8086 chip. In order to do that, Microsof ...

(24 pages) 106 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


1956 At mit researchers become experimentations on direct keyboard input.1957 A new language, FORTRAN (shot for formula translator) enable a computer to perform a repeative task from a single se ...

(1 pages) 382 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Evolution of Programming Languages - PowerPoint Presentation

language what resembles a natural language. A fragment might be: let b = c + 2 * dThe oldest 3GL is FORTRAN (Formula Translation) which was developed around 1953 by IBM. This is a language primarily i ... BM. This is a language primarily intended for technical and scientific purposes. Standardization of FORTRAN started 10 years later, and a recommendation was finally published by the International Stan ...

(4 pages) 68 0 5.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > E-commerce