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Invention involves a process for automatically producing a computer program in machine assembly language directly from a two-dimensional network representing the flow of data and control logic which it is desired to accomplish on a specified general purpose digital computer. The network used to represent the desired data processing to be programmed involves a fundamentally new type of graphical representation, herein referred to as "data flow circuits". A specially defined "vocabulary" of some 50 basic data processing "data circuit elements" constitute the building blocks of data flow circuits. These elements on the one hand are functionally equivalent to hardware digital processing operations, and on the other hand are exactly defined as a set of computer instructions. The automatic preparation of a computer program by this method is especially advantageous when used with a computer-driven graphics terminal which provides for rapid and interactive configuration of the data flow circuit, on-line testing and immediate output of the final computer program.

Title
Graphical automatic programming
Application Number
5/122494
Publication Number
4315315
Application Date
March 9, 1971
Publication Date
February 9, 1982
Inventor
Alexander Kossiakoff
Brookville
MD, US
Agent
John S Lacey
Robert E Archibald
Assignee
The Johns Hopkins University
MD, US
IPC
G06F 15/20
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