Engineers are still using FORTRAN language for practical and scientific computations, since there exists a huge number of programs and sub-programs, collected in libraries created in this language.
Although the program's computational part is still developed in FORTRAN.
For example, elements of object-oriented programming that have been the cornerstone of other programming languages are finding their way into newer generations of FORTRAN.
In the past, interoperability between C and FORTRAN has been generally nonportable and often relatively inefficient.
programs are preferred when very large data sets are involved.
The IMSL Fortran Numerical Library combines over 1000 fully tested and highly optimized algorithms and includes the complete IMSL F90 Library, the IMSL FORTRAN
77 Library, and the IMSL parallel processing features.
PathScale and Absoft have executed a special Reseller Agreement whereby Absoft is reselling PathScale's EKOPath Compiler Suite, EKOPath C/C++ Compiler, EKOPath FORTRAN
77/90/95 Compiler, and OptiPath MPI Acceleration Tools bundled with other products from Absoft, including Absoft's market-leading Fx2 Debugger which is fully compatible with PathScale's products.