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Are scientific and business applications developed in fortran and COBOL still used in industry?

Anyone have any first hand experience?

7th Oct 2018, 11:28 PM
Sonic
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Thanks all for your input.
8th Oct 2018, 9:19 PM
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Mainly / in large, legacy computer systems, in which updating the entire platform to something newer inflicts more cost than maintaining the current one. Still, some consider those languages to be superior for scientific or mathematical purposes. First-hand experience? Does watching someone code Fortran count? https://www.sololearn.com/Discuss/154202/?ref=app
7th Oct 2018, 11:34 PM
Hatsy Rei
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Thanks A King !
9th Oct 2018, 7:31 PM
Sonic
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Yes, I'm MIPT graduate, and there we studied Fortran including, that later came in handy at work in a scientific institute. New hardware is rarely worked on FORTRAN, but many old computers are still used (at least in Russia) that work on it.
8th Oct 2018, 5:53 PM
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Theres a lot of banks that still using COBOL. you can check here: https://www.indeed.com/q-Cobol-Banking-jobs.html
8th Oct 2018, 6:58 AM
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Yes, there are. But most are focused on and revolve around scientific research and development, in places like Academia, Government agencies and Labs, Department of Energy, Defense, ..., as well as the Oil and Aerospace industry. Fortran's primary strength is in array-based and vectorized computations, as well as multiple native built-in parallel programming paradigms. Some of the most popular languages and packages, such as MATLAB, R, NumPy Library in Python, the C++ library Armadillo have been directly or indirectly influenced by Fortran's powerful syntax for vectorized mathematical expressions. btw, I am myself, one of the many existing Fortran developers in Academia.
9th Oct 2018, 6:02 PM
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