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aliya naim

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Scientific Applications with COBOL
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As we all know that COBOL can't handle scientific application like weather forecasting. So now my query is, is there any language for weather forecasting?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject:
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I think COBOL can generate inaccurate weather forecasts as well as the next language.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject:
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PL1 is used and preferred for scientific applications
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:28 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

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As we all know that COBOL can't handle scientific application like weather forecasting.
Well, we don't all know that. . . While probably not the best choice, it won't provide any worse answers than anything that was poorly done in any other language (as Phil mentioned). . .

Are you interested in scientific applications overall or specifically weather forecasting? As Devzee mentioned, pl/i is often used in scientific apps.

Much of weather forecasting is done using data from "canned" models from the national weather service and applying various statistical methods to that data.
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