FORTRAN (Formula Translator) is a problem- and user-oriented programming language from the fifties, which is mainly used in technical-scientific data processing, but also for mathematical problem solving in the administrative environment. Fortran is a formalized translation program derived from mathematical formulas. It was developed as early as the 1920s, and the first programs
date from the 1950s. The problem-oriented programming languages are translated into the machine code of the microprocessor via compilers or interpreters.