Engineering Computer Program Documentation Standards

Subcommittee on Program Documentation of the Committee on Computer Applications of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, ASCE

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 3, Pg. 249-266

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper presents a proposed standard for documenting engineering computer programs. The need for good program documentation and for a standard procedure to prepare such documentation is discussed. The proposed documentation procedure is designed to help the engineer who is to use the computer program, the programmer who may have to modify it, and the computer operator who must run it. The recommendations are illustrated by a completely documented sample computer program.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Computer software

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