Accession Number : AD0647418

Title :   AN INTRODUCTION TO TAB40: A PROCESSOR FOR TABLE-WRITTEN FORTRAN IV PROGRAMS.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Reinwald,Lewis T.

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The paper describes TAB40, a program written at RAC for the IBM 7040 computer. Specifically TAB40 accepts input written in a predominantly tabular format and converts it into a free-form format acceptable for compilation by FORTRAN IV. The paper begins with a brief discussion of the objectives motivating the design of TAB40. This is followed by a summary of previous experience in using tables as an instrument for problem analysis and computer programming. Then some concepts fundamental to TAB40 are introduced, followed by an example showing input to and corresponding output from TAB40. The last two sections describe in detail how to prepare input to be processed by TAB40. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COMPILERS), PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, DECISION MAKING, WAR GAMES, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE