Accession Number : AD0717736

Title :   Focal Manual for CAI Coding on the TSS/8 System,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Kribs,H. Dewey ; Wright,Betty J. ; Reynolds,Edna C.

Report Date : 31 DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The document is intended to provide the basic information needed for coding CAI applications in the language FOCAL (Formulating On-Line Calculations in Algebraic Language). This language is available on the Digital Equipment Corporation Time-Sharing 8 System. While FOCAL is oriented toward solution of algebraic problems it is flexible enough to be used as a CAI coding tool. This document provides explanations and examples of those features in FOCAL most obviously useful for CAI coding. The document also provides information needed for utilizing the time-sharing system on which FOCAL operates. Since this manual could not demonstrate all possible coding techniques or anticipate all possible applications, the reader is also directed to more comprehensive sources. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, TIME SHARING, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, CODING, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE