Accession Number : AD0786712

Title :   Experiences in Designing a Data Retrieval Capability for a Large Data Base,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Heiser,L. H.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : DATAR is a package of subroutines that provide data retrieval capabilities for a large weather data base. The design of this package was a valuable learning experience for the author. Questions of portability had to be resolved since the package must run on several different computers. Questions of interface arose since DATAR would be imbedded in other programs. Also, it was desirable to have changes to the subroutines be transparent to the user. And the list goes on. It is the author's intent to discuss the design of DATAR and to share the learning experiences. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Climate, *Information retrieval, *Data bases, Computer programming, Interfaces

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE