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ERIC Number: ED124131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
PLATO User's Memo, Number Two: Basic Bit Operations. Second Edition.
Avner, Elaine
To help the PLATO computer-based instruction system user achieve the most efficient storage and manipulation of data, this manual begins with a review of the structure of decimal, binary, and octal number systems, and methods for converting from one system to another. The text describes the four basic operations that PLATO employs to manipulate bits of data (shifting, mask, union, and diff) and how these operations can be used to: (1) store data in an integer variable using shifting and masking; (2) pack and recover information; and (3) store data in a variable using segment. Other methods of bit manipulation are described, and an appendix provides tables of number system conversions and internal keycodes. (EMH)
PLATO Publications, Computer-based Education Research Laboratory, 252 Engineering Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 ($1.15, prepayment required)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Illinois Univ., Urbana.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.