Need Fortran on Sololearn?
Many legacy analysis code, commercial and research, in science and engineering are written in Fortran. Fortran had evolved over the years and has 'almost' OOP features in Fortran 90/95 and 2003. It will continue to evolve. I think fortran is here to stay. It would be beneficial to have Fortran added to Sololearn. Anyone with me?
3/9/2017 5:38:10 PMKarma
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@Nick Muir again. Let me ask you a question. What do you know about FORTRAN? "used only for legacy reasons" really? Then C is only used for legacy reasons also. Look, just for you to know, between scientific community (at least physicists where I belong) people use FORTRAN almost more than any other programming language. À bientôt!
Lorentz, I'm in engineering field and FORTRAN is widely used. Many popular codes (ex. ABAQUS, LS-DYNA, ANSYS) are written in FORTRAN. My post was not intended to start a debate, but to see if there are members in this community who would like to see FORTRAN added to SoloLearn. Each language has its pros and cons; we have to take advantage of the strength of each language. In my work I use FORTRAN for calculations. For graphics (pre & post processing) I wanted to use Python or Java. I like learning different programming languages.
I am also interested in Fortran
BASIC and COBAL are not popular in science and engineering.