Here is an historical video for introduction to FORTRAN. It’s under 10 minutes long. I think you will enjoy to watch. I have no idea who has posted this but I have not created yet a video about FORTRAN so I will let you watch this instead.
Fortran is still used today by mathematicians and physicians. And why? The language is old but it was revised several times to accommodate with modern computers. There are reasons for Intel to provide optimized compiler for two languages: C++ and Fortran.
Main reasons are these:
- Easy to learn
- Legacy code
Read more in this brilliant article: