Accession Number:

AD0726432

Title:

Development of Behavioral Science Programming Language.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 69-Jun 70,

Corporate Author:

BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Report Date:

1971-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

Design criteria and an implementation plan are specified for a Behavioral Science Programming Language BSPL to be used for programming experiments on the computer-driven, high-performance aircraft simulation facility at Naval Device Training Center NTDC. The BSPL was conceptualized with the following goals in mind a the language should take full advantage of the existing hardware and software facilities b it should be rich enough in structure to allow the programming of meaningful experiments, yet simple enough to be readily learned by the non-programmer c it should be usable by individuals who do not have intimate knowledge of the simulation program d it should be incrementally implementable and e it should be capable of graceful expansion and elaboration. The report begins with a description of the present facility, a conceptualization of a prototype experiment, and the implication of these factors for the design of the BSPL. A proposed design is then presented along with an implementation plan. The implementation plan partitions the development of the language in such a way that incremental improvements in the facility can be realized as the plan is being carried out. A formal description of the language and a sample program are included as appendices. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE