ERIC Number: ED215661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Computer Model Documentation Guide.
National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC. Inst. for Computer Sciences and Technology.; Federal Computer Performance Evaluation and Simulation Center (Air Force), Washington, DC.
These guidelines for communicating effectively the details of computer model design and operation to persons with varying interests in a model recommend the development of four different types of manuals to meet the needs of managers, users, analysts and programmers. The guidelines for preparing a management summary manual suggest a broad spectrum of general information required for decision making. It is recommended that the user's manual include practical aspects of the model and its application to the user's specific programs. Technical details which are needed for maintenance and modification of the model are suggested for the programmer's manual, while processing aspects and the underlying analytical methods and algorithms are recommended for analysts. Each set of guidelines contains an introduction, a description of the model, content sections and subsections, and suggested appendices to the model. Emphasis is placed on explaining the capabilities and limitations of the model. A 21-item bibliography is included. (CHC)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Data Processing, Flow Charts, Guidelines, Guides, Input Output Devices, Management Information Systems, Models, Programing, Systems Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($3.75).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC. Inst. for Computer Sciences and Technology.; Federal Computer Performance Evaluation and Simulation Center (Air Force), Washington, DC.