A Uniform Format for Experimental Data
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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A flexible form for packaging experimental data sampled at equally- spaced time intervals for transmission to and use of FORTRAN digital computer programs is outlined. If adhered to, this proposed standard would allow the distribution of data acquired at various sites to be exchanged with other installations for immediate use or translation to desired format. Although neither completely universal in scope nor free from all representational and other computer-vs-computer differences, the format has been designed for as widespread a mini- and mainframe-compatibility as possible. Distribution using this format has been successful by means of magnetic tape and direct transmission via data communications line, but punch cards or other media can be employed as well.
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