Soviet Cybernetics Technology

VIII, Report on the Algorithmic Language ALGEC (Final Version)

by Wade B. Holland

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A translation of the final version of the new Soviet Algorithmic Language for Economics Problems (ALGEC), a general-purpose computer programming language that can use both Latin and Cyrillic alphabets and either Russian or English reserved words. Based on ALGOL 60 and SUBSET ALGOL 60, ALGEC has been modified to permit the handling of tables, records, indexes, and documents of complex format and variable length; and to provide a means of selecting and processing individual items from such documents and from nonnumerical textual matter. Ideas and input-output precedures were taken from COBOL-61. The memorandum includes a translation of M. Korolev's article on the development of ALGEC; a brief biographical note on the Russian authors and editor; a Russian-English glossary of ALGEC terminology; and an English-Russian glossary included in an index to definitions of terms and syntactic units A bibliography of Rand publications on Soviet cybernetics and computer technology is appended.

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