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  • FortranForm[ expr ] prints as a Fortran language version of expr.
  • Standard arithmetic functions and certain control structures are translated.
  • FortranForm acts as a "wrapper", which affects printing, but not evaluation.
  • The width of output lines must be set explicitly by giving the option PageWidth -> n for the relevant output stream.
  • SetOptions[$Output, PageWidth -> 72] uses a line width of 72 characters for standard Mathematica output.
  • No declarations are generated.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.11.4Section 2.8.1.
  • See also: CForm, Compile.

    Further Examples

    The FortranForm is equivalent to the original quadratic.