Programming for the inexperienced user: Machine independence and free-format input

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Two programming techniques which can make the use of computers less troublesome to inexperienced users are described. The first has the object of making programs readily transferable from one machine to another, thereby facilitating transfer of programs between individuals. The second consists of a FORTRAN subroutine, described in detail, which allows numbers to be read by a program without being confined to specific columns on a punched card, thereby greatly simplifying data preparation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-141
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Bio-Medical Computing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1976

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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