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FORMAC was a programming language used in mathematics and engineering. It stands for FORMula MAnipulation Compiler, developed at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), now called the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in the late 1960s. This language was designed to perform symbolic algebraic manipulations to solve mathematical problems, automate calculus calculations, work with matrices, and handle operations that are central in scientific computing. Although FORMAC isn't widely used today it influenced the development of modern computer algebra systems like Mathematica and Maple.

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