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NASA dusts off FORTRAN manual, revives 20-year-old data on Ganymede

Steve Lionel

Re: Article is a bit light on facts.

It was one of the PDP-11 FP formats, and makes more sense if you look at it as 16-bit words. But that would be no impediment today as at least one current Fortran compiler (Intel) supports reading and writing VAX FP format.

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