"Level" of Programming Languages

Programming languages come in several levels of complexity depending on how many instructions you have to give in order to get something done.  In general, the higher the level, the fewer lines of code that has to be written to get something done.

Examples:

Assembler  (very low)
C                  (middle)
Fortran       (upper middle)
IMSL          (functions used
                     in fortran)
Matlab
Mathematica
 

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