Accession Number : AD0815154

Title :   FORMAT II-SECOND VERSION OF FORTRAN MATRIX ABSTRACTION TECHNIQUE. VOLUME II. DESCRIPTION OF DIGITAL COMPUTER PROGRAM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 65-Oct 66,

Corporate Author : DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC LONG BEACH CALIF AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Cogan,Joseph P. , Jr

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 1201

Abstract : FORMAT II (FORtran Matris Abstraction technique) is a digital computer program/system written entirely in Fortran IV. The system permits easy implementation of matrix operations on large order (i.e., 2000) matrices by direct coding of these operations in simple instruction statements similar to Fortran coding. The matrix operations available in the FORMAT II system include most of the basic matrix operations (e.g., add, multiply, etc.), several special matrix operations (e.g., solution of equations), and several control operations (e.g., print matrices, save matrices, conditional if test). Also, up to nine other operations may be easily and temporarily added to the system. Other features of the FORMAT II system include the capability of inputing matrices via cards and automatic allocation of all matrices to available data sets. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *MATRICES(MATHEMATICS)), (*AIRFRAMES, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), AERODYNAMIC LOADING, LOADS(FORCES), FLOW CHARTING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, ALGORITHMS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Theoretical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE