Accession Number:

AD0749067

Title:

The Assistant Mathematician: An Interactive Graphic Programming Language,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-09-07

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The paper describes an experimental interactive graphics system called The Assistant Mathematician TAM. TAM is a prototype computational aid for non-programmers, particularly engineers or scientists, that uses ordinary two-dimensional mathematical notation as its language. The system includes an arithmetic interpreter, incorporating an extensive set of arithmetic operators on constants, variables, and arrays, that accepts hand-printed graphic two-dimensional input from a data tablet and supplies two-dimensional output via a projection display system. TAM is one of a class of potential interactive graphics systems using natural language to improve man-machine communication. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE