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C++ vs Fortran (Part 3)

Built-in high-level support for arrays (vectors and matrices) using a very clean syntax is one of the areas where Fortran really shines as a programming language for engineering and scientific simulations. As an example, consider matrix multiplication. Say we have

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C++ vs Fortran (Part 2)

Here is some C++ code (from actual NASA software): Here is the same code translated to Fortran: 😀 References N. Maclaren, Why (and Why Not) to Use Fortran Instead of C++, Matlab, Python etc, University of Cambridge Computing Service, June 2012. Daniel

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Too Much Confusion

There is a lot of confusion and misinformation about the Fortran programming language on the internet, and a general ignorance about it among programmers. Most younger programmers who use languages invented five minutes ago probably have never seen it, and may only be dimly

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I just came across this article from 2005 written by Jef Raskin (probably most famous for having initiated the Macintosh project at Apple) on source code documentation [1]. I agree with much of what he recommends. I have never believed that code can

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C++ vs Fortran

I agree with everything said in this article: My Corner of the World: C++ vs Fortran.  I especially like the bit contrasting someone trying to learn C++ for the first time in order to do some basic linear algebra (like a matrix

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