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Language peer sets for LARC Scientific Compiler:
United States
United States/1960
Designed 1960
1960s languages
Second generation
Early Cold War
Genus Fortran I-III Variants
Numerical Scientific
Fortran I-III Variants
Generation of Fortran I-III
Fortran family
Fortran I-III Variants/1960
Generation of Fortran I-III/1960
Fortran family/1960
Fortran I-III Variants/United States
Generation of Fortran I-III/United States
Fortran family/United States
Numerical Scientific
Numerical Scientific/1960
Numerical Scientific/us

LARC Scientific Compiler(ID:2193/)

Fortran for the LARC 

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Country: United States
Designed 1960
Published: 1961
Genus: Fortran I-III Variants
Sammet category: Numerical Scientific

Compiler developed by CSC for the LARC from FORTRAN II. Legendary for its power and expressivity as well as its speed.

Had advanced array sorting features - perhaps a benefit from CSC having just finished written FACT?

Betty Snyder expressed disatisfaction with the delivery of the compiler because the source was assembler patched and the documentation poor even though the compiler was outstanding

Related languages
FORTRAN II LARC Scientific Compiler   Extension of

  • Ferguson, David E. (1961) Ferguson, David E. "LARC scientific compiler - phase 7 internal system manual" UNIVAC Div. of Sperry Rand Corp., 1961
  • Bergstein, Harold (1963) Bergstein, Harold "Computerized reflections at CSC: an interview with Fletcher Jones, president, Computer Sciences Corp" Datamation March 1963 Extract: CSC developed language systems
  • Albers, Donald J. and Steen, Lynn Arthur (1982) Albers, Donald J. and Steen, Lynn Arthur "A Conversation with Don Knuth" Extract: Knuth on the LSC
          in (1982) Annals of the History of Computing 4(3) July 1982
  • Gray and Smith (1998) Gray, George and Smith, Ron "Sperry Rand's Transistor Computers" DOI
          in [AHC] (1998) IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 20(3) July-September 1998
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