Accession Number : AD0656583

Title :   DISPLAYTRAN - A GRAPHICAL DISPLAY ORIENTED CONVERSATIONAL FORTRAN FACILITY FOR AN IBM 360/40 COMPUTER.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Ammerman,Anne B. ; Diesen,Larry R. ; Thombs,Hermon W.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : The report describes an experimental time-shared system called DISPLAYTRAN. The DISPLAYTRAN system allows programmers to construct and debug FORTRAN IV programs in an on-line conversational manner. It provides immediate response to syntax errors and contains a host of source language debug aids to assist programmers in finding errors in program logic or semantics. Analysts will be able to communicate with application programs (prepared using the system) during their execution. Input to and output from application programs can be in a graphical and/or tabular form. DISPLAYTRAN is operational on an IBM 360/40 computer. This time-shared system drives one remote terminal and concurrently executes one background program. The remote terminal consists of an IBM 2250 display, a slow speed printer, and a function keyboard. A two terminal system is expected to be available during the fall of 1967. This manual provides the information necessary to use the DISPLAYTRAN system. It contains a description of the command language (user/system communication language), the FORTRAN IV language, and the hardware configuration of the system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DATA PROCESSING), SUBROUTINES, TIME SHARING, ERRORS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, CONTROL SEQUENCES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE