Fortran is a high level programming language which means Formula Translation and is widely used for numerical operations. Fortran language is the first high level programming language among all the languages. Persons with little mathematical background can learn this language easily. It is such language which is continuously developed in each decade.
History of Fortran
The inventor of this high level programming language was John Backus and Modernization was done from Fortran 77 to Fortran 90/95 by Jeanne Adams. This language is one of the oldest among all the “high level” languages. In 1960s this language becomes more popular. In the latter couples of year some changes have been done and new version of this language, known as Fortran 90/95 or “High Performance Fortran” came under existence.