Annual Review in Automatic Programming - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080092171, 9781483154008

Annual Review in Automatic Programming

1st Edition

Papers Read at the Working Conference on Automatic Programming of Digital Computers Held at Brighton, 1–3 April 1959

Editors: Richard Goodman
eBook ISBN: 9781483154008
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1960
Page Count: 312
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Annual Review in Automatic Programming is a collection of papers presented at the Working Conference on Automatic Programming of Digital Computers held in Brighton, UK, on April 1-3, 1959. Contributors focus on developments in automatic programming and cover topics ranging from automatic coding for TREAC to the PEGASUS and MERCURY autocodes, automatic programming of DEUCE, and the philosophy of programming. Business applications of automatic programming are also discussed. This book is comprised of 17 chapters and begins with a review of future trends in automatic programming, focusing on the environment of a computer as well as machine languages and automatic codes. The features of existing automatic programming languages are also described, along with the advantages and disadvantages of such languages. The next chapter presents some of the arguments in favor of standardized notations for programming, mainly with reference to scientific problems. The reader is also introduced to the Mark 5 system of automatic coding for TREAC; assembly, interpretive, and conversion programs for PEGASUS; and application of formula translation to the automatic coding of ordinary differential equations. The final chapter describes a machine designed for the manufacture of accurate models for wind tunnel tests. This monograph will be of interest to computer programmers, computer manufacturers, computer users, and university students.

Table of Contents


Opening Address

Future Trends in Automatic Programming

Some Problems of a Universal Auto-code

The Mark 5 System of Automatic Coding for TREAC

Assembly, Interpretive and Conversion Programs for Pegasus

Operational Experience with the Pegasus Auto-code

Pegasus: An Example of an Auto-coded Program for Sales Analysis and Forecasting

The Application of Formula Translation to Automatic Coding of Ordinary Differential Equations

Mercury Auto-code: Principles of the Program Library

Automatic Programming of DEUCE

Further Deuce Interpretative Programs and Some TranslatingPrograms

The Stantec-Zebra Simple Code and Its Interpretation

The Share Operating System for the IBM 709

The Philosophy of Programming

Automatic Programming and Business Applications

The Flow-Matic and Math-Matic Automatic Programming Systems

TIDE: A Commercial Compiler for the IBM 650

Auto-Programming for Numerically Controlled Machine Tools

Appendix One: On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem

Appendix Two: Preliminary Report of ACM-GAMM Committee on an International Algebraic Language

Appendix Three: Automatic Programming—A Short Bibliography

Appendix Four: List of Participants


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