Accession Number : AD0639837

Title :   SOVIET CYBERNETICS TECHNOLOGY: VII, ALGEC - REPORT ON AN ALGORITHMIC LANGUAGE FOR ECONOMICS CALCULATIONS (PRELIMINARY VERSION),

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Korolev,M. A.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 157

Abstract : A working version is given of an expansion of the international high-level computer language ALGOL 60 to meet Soviet economic planning needs. A committee headed by M. A. Korolev was directed by the Soviet government to create such a language. ALGEC converts ALGOL 60 for use with the Cyrillic alphabet, provides for handling text, editing, list processing, and for access to individual items on lists and arrays. The RAND translators of the Russian draft show all changes from the original ALGOL 60. ALGOL conventions ignored by the author have been restored, and ambiguities clarified. Definitions of terms and syntactic units have been indexed. Russian-English and English-Russian glossaries of all ALGOL and ALGEC terms and an annotated bibliography of 12 RAND publications on Soviet cybernetics technology are appended. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CYBERNETICS, USSR), (*PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, *ECONOMICS), (*ALGORITHMS, ECONOMICS), COMPILERS, COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, RUSSIAN LANGUAGE, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Programming and Software
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE