Accession Number : AD0754978


Title :   The Cambridge Project: Computer Methods for Analysis and Modeling of Complex Systems


Descriptive Note : Semi-Annual rept. 15 Jul 1971-15 Jan 1972


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE


Personal Author(s) : Yntema, D B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/754978.pdf


Report Date : May 1972


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : The Cambridge Project is a cooperative effort by a variety of scientists, both at M.I.T. and Harvard to make the digital computer more useful in the behavioral sciences, basic and applied. This Technical Report summarizes progress during the half year beginning in July of 1971 -- i.e., the half year immediately following the period covered by the Project's second Annual Report. The Project has two main goals: first developing programs and other computing tools that are needed in behavioral science and its applications; second, combining these tools, and others borrowed from other sources, into a Consistent System of programs, models and data that behavioral scientists can use on-line. In both of those areas, the primary effort is devoted to theoretical studies of statistical techniques, equipping a computer-based laboratory for the study of autonomic conditioning, and so on. The most conspicuous progress during the time covered by this report was in the development of the Consistent System. During this period the foundation for the system went into service within the Multics time-sharing system at M.I.T., and a library of programs began to collect upon that foundation.


Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , DIGITAL COMPUTERS , PSYCHOLOGY , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , SIMULATION , SOCIOLOGY , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , TIME SHARING


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE