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Author Collins, William J.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Abstract Stepwise refinement is an invaluable analytic tool for solving complex problems, but it is somewhat artificial for the simple problems encountered in the first half of an introductory programming course. This paper describes an alternate process which still provides for a gradual transition from a problem to an algorithm which solves the problem. Each algorithm, which is unambiguous and English-like, is synthesized from sample data and can be routinely translated into a (structured) program.
Description Affiliation: Salisbury State College, Salisbury, Maryland (Collins, William J.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1978-02-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGCSE Bulletin (SGCS)
Volume Number 11
Issue Number 4
Page Count 7
Starting Page 49
Ending Page 55

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Source: ACM Digital Library