Accession Number : AD0717033

Title :   Potential Use of Computers for Solving Statistical Grouping Problems,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Andreeva,R. N.

Report Date : 06 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Contemporary digital computers have been adapted to the solution of mathematical problems characterized by small volume of input data and large number of arithmetical and logical operations. Solution of statistical problems requires a very large volume of input data, millions of bits, and small number of operations for one information operation. The necessary time to process one bit of information depends on the character of the statistical problem. A method of operation for passage of total time to process one information bit is described as composed of input and processing. It is pointed out that one information bit must follow another through a definite interval, the elimination of which would save processing time. This elimination can be accomplished by the introduction of a signal suppressing the input interval during the information processing time. Another method suitable for a compact routine for statistics is offered. Two auxilliary registers operating alternately, and an isolated immediate-access storage with two groups of cells, each operating as registers is advocated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, MEMORY DEVICES, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, DATA PROCESSING, INTERFACES, USSR

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE