Ralf,

>From: Ralf Mler <r_mueller / imp-ag.de>
>Reply-To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
>To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org (ruby-talk ML)
>Subject: Re: ruby vs. java?
>Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 20:59:59 +0900
>
>
> > that is strange, i always thought that octave was the name of the big 
>sgi
> > box. havent these gnu guys been accused by sgi yet?
> > thank you for the link, but i dont like it. it is to much like fortran 
>for
> > me. they say that when you know fortran you can learn octave in a few 
>hours.
> > i think fortrans time is over. and besides, what shall my professor say 
>when
> > i come up with a fortran program?
>
>Sorry, but for numerical solutions Fortran is still a standard. That's why 
>there are Fortran 95 and Fortran 99.

nightmare - to be continued ;-)

>I wonder why Fortran seems strange to you; you're are a physician. Most of 
>the physicians i know use either Fortan or C.

no i am not, and physicians rarely use any programming language, because 
Virchow got along without any computer at all.
(physician = Arzt, physicist = Physiker) :-)))

>ralf
>

Franz

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