Accession Number:

ADA080215

Title:

Computer Assisted Analysis for Military Managers.

Descriptive Note:

Masters' thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

220.0

Abstract:

Modern decision making frequently demands timely and accurate, quantitatively-based analysis. Computer support is necessary, but mainframe systems are not sufficiently responsive, flexible, or accessible. Desk-top micro computers have the potential to provide effective, time-sensitive analysis support because of their low cost, portability, flexibility, and independent memory. But there is little analysis software that truly exploits the advantages of desk-top computers. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the power and utility of desk-top computers by producing a useful desk-top computer quantitative analysis software package. Analysis techniques implemented were Bivariate and Multivariate Regression Analysis, Linear Programming, and a Value Matrix Decision Aid. All the programs are fully interactive and user-oriented. They provide for paper and pencil style data entry or model formulation, built-in screen-oriented editing, user-defined models, disk storageretrieval, and printer options. The entire package requires 32K bytes Random Access Memory per program and a total of 92K bytes storage. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE