September 20, 1954: FORTRAN Code Run for First Time

Fortran

Fortran

1954 – Fortran is a blend from the IBM Mathematical Formula Translating System that started as the assembly language for the IBM 704. A general-purpose, procedural programming language that is suited to numeric computation and scientific computing.

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