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Fortran as old language is still used in scientific departments. therefore it would make sense to give younger people a training on it...

27th Nov 2016, 5:53 PM
Gunther Strauss
Gunther Strauss - avatar
3 Answers
Basically I asked this question in the industry and yes there are still companies that use Fortran consistently in their departments but its more of a stone age program now steadily being transitioned out it is beneficial to learn yes in most cases of it there was still groups or project teams working with this language who are probably getting paid better or a little more just for knowing it you can easily transition over after all the more you know the better asset you are to a company yes but I was told it was pointless to learn because most are transitioning away from it because of its limitations so far I'm versed in Matlab, Java, C++, and Arduino Programming I don't think I need Fortran anymore but I would still recommend reading some material on it. If you learned Java Programming it looks like from me reading the manual that Fortran is quite similar with different verbal usages you can easily transition or catch on too it quickly so I would recommend reading up on a crash course for it online that's what I did probably would be pointless to put here but never hurts I guess.
22nd Jun 2018, 3:57 PM
Mjame17 - avatar
I can confirm that not only there is a FORTRAN code used in numerical modeling and other scientific computing, but also that it is not going away anytime soon due to sheer number of shared libraries that are still in use. That said, it the Fortran was going away (as some people desire), it would temporary lead to and increased demand for replacing old Fortran libraries with something else, and thus also increased demand for programmers familiar with Fortran.
9th Oct 2022, 9:44 PM
Honza Chylik
Honza Chylik - avatar
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Literally no self respecting "scientific department" uses fortran anymore because of it's limitations. I actually agree with giving fortran as little attention as possible in order to make people move forwards, not backwards.
1st Dec 2016, 11:13 AM
Seckar - avatar