ERIC Number: ED051653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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Development of Behavioral Science Programming Language. Final Report.
Baron, S.; And Others
Design criteria and an implementation plan are specified for a Behavioral Science Programming Language (BSPL) to be used for programing experiments on a computer-driven, high-performance aircraft simulator. The language requirements were in large part determined by the nature of the existing facility on the one hand and the types of experiments that were contemplated on the other. It was also important that the language be simple enough to be readily learned by the non-programer. This report begins, therefore, with a description of the present simulation facility, a comceptualization of a prototype experiment, and a discussion of the implication of these factors for the design of BSPL. A proposed design is then presented along with an implementation plan. The implementation plan partitions the development of the language in such a way that incremental improvements in the facility can be realized as the plan is being carried out. A formal description of the language and a sample program are included. (JY)
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Sponsor: Naval Training Device Center, Orlando, FL.
Authoring Institution: Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.