Nov 1, 1971
ACM SIGPLAN Notices
AMTRAN is an interactive, mathematically oriented computer syste m consisting of one or more remote terminals with a special function keyboard and immediate output of solutions in numerical or graphical for m via storage scopes. It is designed especially for engineers and scientist s who have no previous acquaintance with computers hut want to solve thei r numerical problems as quickly and efficiently as possible. AMTRAN allow s simple problems to be solved easily and also permits the construction o f complicated algorithms. This report gives a concise, semantically-oriented definition of th e AMTRAN-language ; it is not intended to replace a manual. It should instead be supplementary to a manual and is primarily thought of as an ai d for the compiler writer and as an exhaustive and exact definition of th e language and its unifying concepts .