FORTRAN

Updated: 06/16/2017 by Computer Hope

Short for FORmula TRANslator, FORTRAN was one of the first programming languages. FORTRAN began being created in 1954 by members of the IBM team, was first introduced to the public October 15, 1956 and is still used today. Below is a brief history of FORTRAN.

1954 - FORTRAN
1958 - FORTRAN II
1958 - FORTRAN III (Never released to public)
1961- FORTRAN IV
1972 - FORTRAN 66
1980 - FORTRAN 77
1991 - FORTRAN 90
1997 - FORTRAN 95

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