A CSMP/360 Precompiler for Kinetic Chemical Equations

by R. L. Clark, Gabriel F. Groner

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CHEMCSMP is designed to bring both a convenient problem-oriented language and the power of CSMP/360 to those who solve problems in kinetic chemical equations, where the primary interest is in the transient states of chemical systems. Language and computational techniques are based on those of BIOMOD, but whereas BIOMOD requires a sophisticated graphics terminal and a large amount of computer storage, CHEMCSMP can be used at more conventional facilities. Chemical equations are written in a format resembling conventional chemical notation and can be combined with other CSMP statements. A precompiler translates the chemical equations into pure CSMP. CHEMCSMP will operate at any installation that can use CSMP/360 if sufficient core storage is available. The core required to run a simulation depends on the problem; execution times are also problem-dependent. (Prepared for publication in Simulation, the monthly journal of Simulation Councils, Inc.)

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