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Language peer sets for ALGO:
United States
United States/1958
Designed 1958
1950s languages
Second generation
Early Cold War
Genus Low-level Autocoders
Numerical Scientific
Low-level Autocoders
Autocoders
US historic algorithmic systems
Low-level Autocoders/1958
Autocoders/1958
US historic algorithmic systems/1958
Low-level Autocoders/United States
Autocoders/United States
US historic algorithmic systems/United States
Numerical Scientific
Numerical Scientific/1958
Numerical Scientific/us

ALGO (2791/alg017)

Cover of Bendix ALGO manual

Algorithmic language for Bendix G-15 

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Country: United States
Designed 1958
Published: 1958
Genus: Low-level Autocoders
Sammet category: Numerical Scientific


Algorithmic language for Bendix G-15. THe first commercial implementation of the IAL


Hardware:
Related languages
IAL ALGO   Influence

Samples:

References:
  • [Bendix] (1960) [Bendix] "Algebraic compiler for the Bendix G-15 general purpose computer". Bendix Computer Div., Bendix Corp. Report No. T21, 1960 Extract: Foreward Extract: Introduction to Algol
  • [Bendix] (1961) [Bendix] "ALGO Operating Instructions". Bendix Computer Div., Bendix Corp. Report No. T22, 1961 Abstract Extract: ALGO COMPONENTS Picture: Manual back cover
  • [BENDIX] (1961) [BENDIX] Programming notes for the ALGO system Bendix Computer Division TAM-72 1961 Abstract
  • (1961) Bottenbruch, Hermann review of BENDIX 1960 Abstract
          in (1961) ACM Computing Reviews 2(04) July-August 1961
  • Sammet, Jean E (1961) Sammet, Jean E "1960 Tower of Babel" diagram on the front of CACM January 1961 Picture: Cover of ACM Communications December 1961
          in [ACM] (1961) [ACM] CACM 4(01) (Jan 1961)
  • Rosen, Saul (1964) Rosen, Saul "Programming Systems and Languages: a historical Survey" (reprinted in Rosen, Saul (ed) Programming Systems & Languages. McGraw Hill, New York, 1967) Extract: The Algol 58-alike languages
          in [AFIPS JCC 25] (1964) [AFIPS JCC 25] Proceedings of the 1964 Spring Joint Computer Conference SJCC 1964
  • Stock (1971) Stock, Karl F. "A listing of some programming languages and their users" in RZ-Informationen. Graz: Rechenzentrum Graz 1971 11 Abstract
          in [AFIPS JCC 25] (1964) [AFIPS JCC 25] Proceedings of the 1964 Spring Joint Computer Conference SJCC 1964
  • Sammet, Jean E., (1972) Sammet, Jean E., "Programming languages: history and future"
          in [ACM] (1972) [ACM] CACM 15(06) (June 1972)
    Resources
    • Page from Keith Smellie's Computer and Me
      As mentioned earlier the Bendix Corporation produced a compiler for the G15. It was called "Algo" and was the first implementation produced by private industry of the Algol language. It was documented in a well-written and attractively produced manual of 27 pages. The originators of Algo, or at least the persons who wrote the manual, were enthusiastic about the simplification in programming which the language would produce as is shown by the Introduction which begins as follows:

      The Algo language closely parallels Algebra and may be learned in a few hours. The similarity may be seen by examining a few relationships. For example, to add quantity x to quantity y, the relationship in Algo language is: x + y; similarly,
            to subtract:                         x - y
            to divide:                             x / y
            to find the sine of x:             sin x
            to find the logarithm of x:     log x
      Thus, without a special knowledge of programming for electronic computers, anyone with a background of high school Algebra may express a problem in the Algo language for the G-15 computer. ...

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