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Language peer sets for FORMAC 73:
Designed 1973
1970s languages
Fourth generation
High Cold War

FORMAC 73(ID:2673/for020)

alternate simple view
Country: Germany
Designed 1973
Published: 1973

1973 update of FORMAC by Bahr of GMD Darmstadt (perhaps started at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.  from the papers' author statements)

Created after IBM released the source code for FORMAC on their dropping it in 1970. Widely used in continental applied maths thereafter

Bahr 1975 has a list of additional features

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PL/I-FORMAC FORMAC 73   Evolution of


  • Bahr (1973) Bahr, K. "Some Enhancements to the FORMAC System" SEAS Conference, Leuven, Belgium, Sept. 1973
  • Bahr (1973) Bahr, K. A. "FORMAC 73 User's Manual" 1973
  • Bahr (1973) Bahr, Knut "An interesting bug in FORMAC" ACM SIGSAM Bulletin 25 (March 1973) pp23-24 Abstract Online copy
  • Bahr (1973) Bahr, Knut A. "A speed-up of FORMAC", ACM SIGSAM Bulletin 27 (September 1973) pp26-29 1973 Abstract Online copy
  • Bahr (1974) Bahr, Knut A. "Toward a revision of FORMAC", ACM SIGSAM Bulletin, v.8 n.1, p.10-16, February 1974 Abstract Online copy Extract: Proposal
  • Bahr (1974) Bahr, Knut and Smit, Jaap "Tuning an algebraic manipulation system through measurements" ACM SIGSAM Bulletin 8(3) (August 1974) pp17-23 Abstract Online copy
  • van Hulzen (1974) van Hulzen, J. A. "FORMAC today, or what can happen to an orphan", ACM SIGSAM Bulletin, 8(1), February 1974 pp5-7 Abstract Extract: Introduction: The simple past Extract: TUTOR
  • Bahr (1975) Bahr, Knut "Utilizing the FORMAC novelties" ACM SIGSAM 9(1) (February 1975) pp21-24 Abstract Online copy Extract: Overview Extract: Summary of Novelties
  • Bahr (1978) Bahr, K. "Survey of FORMAC 73" Meeting Report of SEAS SMC committee Amsterdam, 17-18-19 January 1978 (AMSTERDAM 78) Abstract
  • Bahr (1978) Bahr, Knut A. "A New Release of FORMAC73 Available" GMD / IFV Rheinstr. 75 D-61OO Darmstadt, Germany 1978 Abstract
  • Ollongren (1984) Ollongren, Alexander "Classroom experience with interactive formula manipulation" ACM SIGSAM Bulletin 18-19(4-1) November-February 1984-1985 pp31-37 1984 Abstract Online copy Introduction: ALGOL-68 versus FORMAC-73 Interactive use of FORMAC-73
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