Accession Number : ADD095272

Title :   EDPAC: Utility Programs for Computer-Assisted Editing, Copy-Production, and Data Retrieval.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL STANDARD REFERENCE DATA SYSTEM

Personal Author(s) : Messina, Carla G ; Hilsenrath, Joseph

Report Date : Jan 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : A description and listings are given of EDPAC, a package of five related utility computer programs: SCRAMBLE, SUBSTITUTE, SEARCH, BLOCKSEARCH, JUSTIFY, and their subroutines. These programs perform transformations on alphanumeric data. The programs have been written in FORTRAN, with care taken to make them as system and machine-independent as possible, permitting their use on many different computers. SCRAMBLE scans an input file for specified characters, which it replaces by different characters. SUBSTITUTE similarly replaces strings of characters by other strings. SEARCH and BLOCKSEARCH scan for the occurrence of certain strings and list the lines or blocks, respectively, in which they occur. JUSTIFY produces text, for printing on a card-controlled typewriter or on an extended character printer, which has been left and right-justified between specified margins. Some applications of the EDPAC programs are discussed. Emphasis is placed on computer-assisted text preparation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *EDITING, *DATA PROCESSING, SUBROUTINES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, FORTRAN, TEXT PROCESSING, ALPHANUMERIC DATA, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, SCANNING, REPRODUCTION(COPYING), SEARCHING, COMPUTER FILES, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, PRINTERS(DATA PROCESSING), PRINTING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE