CONVERSATIONAL PROGRAMMING: MAKING COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY MORE ACCESSIBLE

Although the most practical way to handle many of today's sophisticated engineering and statistical analyses is with high-speed electronic computers, engineers often lack the programming skills necessary to take full advantage of this approach. Conversational programming, which provides explicit instructions to the user at an interactive terminal, enables even less-skilled subordinates to perform complex tasks on the computer. Almost any quantitative analysis can be computerized, and the potential applications are virtually endless and are limited only by the imagination and inventiveness of the program writer. Benefits of conversational programming are discussed, and a reference is cited to aid in the development of programs of this type. An example is presented that deals with the testing of statistical acceptance procedures by computer simulation, an extremely powerful technique of great potential value to quality assurance engineers. By using another conversational program, a theoretical analysis is made and compared with the simulation results. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 6-10
  • Monograph Title: Computer Aids and Statistics in Quality Assurance
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309030544
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM