Cover: Patrol Car Allocation Model

Patrol Car Allocation Model

Program Description

Published 1975

by Jan M. Chaiken, Peter Dormont


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Detailed documentation of the Patrol Car Allocation Model (PCAM), written for data processing personnel. Most users will need only the first two chapters describing installation procedures, file formats, core requirements, and minor program modifications. To permit substantial program modifications, the report also contains complete documentation, including a FORTRAN program listing with a detailed description of each subprogram. As listed and as distributed by RAND at cost of copying and postage, PCAM is set up to run in batch mode, with changes for interactive mode indicated. Storage required depends on the size of the user's database and the amount accessed at one time; directions are given for determining the core storage needed. A separate program used to calculate some of the data input is described and listed in an appendix. Other appendixes present a demonstration database, a program cross-reference table, and addresses for further information. (For a nontechnical overview of PCAM, see R-1786/1; for the user's manual, see R-1786/2.)

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