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Language peer sets for BESTOP:
United States
United States/1965
Designed 1965
1960s languages
Third generation
Early Cold War
Genus Report Generators
Business Data Processing
Report Generators
Data processing
Close mapping
Report Generators/1965
Data processing/1965
Close mapping/1965
Report Generators/United States
Data processing/United States
Close mapping/United States
Business Data Processing
Business Data Processing/1965
Business Data Processing/us


Statistically oriented report generator 

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Country: United States
Designed 1965
Published: 1968
Genus: Report Generators
Sammet category: Business Data Processing

for Business Economics STatistical Operating Program

U.S. Department  of  Commerce Office of Business Economics in 1965.

from pcBESTOP manual:
BESTOP is a procedural language with a one character op-code, a one
character file code and positional notation for the data fields. BESTOP supports the classical operations of If, Else, Move, Write, arithmetic, Find, Do loops, subroutine calls and a table lookup. Also supported is match file processing. BESTOP programs can be written very quickly to reformat files, extract data, summarize data, and write reports.

Implementations included BESTOP50, BESTOPVL, BEST400

Related languages
BESTOP BEST400   Implementation
BESTOP BESTOP50   Implementation
BESTOP BESTOPVL   Implementation
BESTOP pcBESTOP   Implementation
BESTOP SUPERB   Extension of

  • (1979) BESTOP Programmer's Manual Extract: Background Extract: Program Control Extract: Data Constants And Work Areas Extract: INSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS Extract: PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES Extract: PROGRAM DEBUGGING Extract: APPENDICES
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