Accession Number:

AD1053545

Title:

Computer Science and Technology: Introduction to Software Packages

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

National Bureau of Standards Department of Commerce Washington United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

This document provides an introduction to applications software packages. It encourages the use of software packages as an alternative to in-house development and directs potential users of software packages to sources of useful information. Application areas which are currently supported by software packages are reviewed and the benefits of software package use versus in-house development are discussed.This document includes an annotated list of publications which may be useful to potential users of software packages in searching for a package to perform a specific application, and in critically evaluating the merits of different packages.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE