Input/Output Schemes for Microconverted Engineering Application Programs

by James Adler, Syracuse Univ, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Syracuse, NY, USA,
Ting-Kuei Tsay, Syracuse Univ, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Syracuse, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: When converting mainframe programs for microcomputer use, different input/output schemes are implemented depending on the type and volume of program data and ultimate use of the program. This paper presents and compares four such schemes. They are simulated batch mode; simulated timeshare mode; interaction with existing data management programs such as Lotus 1-2-3 and Visicalc; and fully interactive processors built into the original program. For each scheme, a description is given to illustrate the concept and implementation of the scheme.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Data processing | Computer software | Information management | Computer models | Interactive systems | North America | United States | Indiana

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