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ERIC Number: ED195422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Design Standards for Instructional Computer Programs. Physical Processes in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems, Computer Programs and Graphics Capabilities.
Gales, Larry
These materials were designed to be used by life science students for instruction in the application of physical theory to ecosystem operation. Most modules contain computer programs which are built around a particular application of a physical process. The report describes design standards for the computer programs. They are designed to be uniform in structure and usage, tolerant of student input, easy to use and to operate in either batch or interactive mode and with easy re-direction of input and output. All programs (with a few exceptions) are coded in ANSI Fortran and follow the standards set by the CONDUIT organization. Standard input and output modules are the principle agents for program standardization. The external input is handled by a module called the format free input system which permits a user to assign values to variables by name without regard to position or order. The output is handled by two modules called PRNT3D and PLOT3D. The computational module is invoked by a main program or driver routine which coordinates its activities with those of the input and output modules. All of the programs are guided by the principles of structured programing. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for Quantitative Science in Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife.
Note: For related documents, see SE 033 581-597.