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About Fortran

module hello_world
  function hello()
    character(12) :: hello
    hello = 'Hello World'

  end function hello

end module hello_world

Key Features of Fortran


Scientific computing

Fortran is used heavily in scientific computing and engineering.


Fortran is portable and can run on almost any platform.


Fortran has been consistently rated as one of the highest performing languages for energy and time.


The Fortran values stability and backwards compatibility, Fortran programs can run for decades.


The name of Fortran derived from Formula Translation. Natively supports arrays and complex numbers.


Fortran has been optimized for decades to execute efficiently.

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Community-sourced Fortran exercises

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