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Language peer sets for Speed Co:
United States
United States/1957
Designed 1957
1950s languages
Second generation
Early Cold War
Genus Low-level Autocoders
Numerical Scientific
Low-level Autocoders
US historic algorithmic systems
Low-level Autocoders/1957
US historic algorithmic systems/1957
Low-level Autocoders/United States
Autocoders/United States
US historic algorithmic systems/United States
Numerical Scientific
Numerical Scientific/1957
Numerical Scientific/us

Speed Co(ID:5251/spe011)

IBM autocode for 701 

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Country: United States
Designed 1957
Genus: Low-level Autocoders
Sammet category: Numerical Scientific

Commercial release of autocode developed by IBM for the IBM 701 also "SpeedCo" "SpeedCo 1"

Used for educative purposes at NOTC China Lake as described by Tillitt (1958).  Described by Bemer 1955 as developed for the 650 by Redstone Arsenal, therefore (given the mechanics involved) possibly a different system


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  • [IBM] (1953) [IBM] IBM Speedcoding System SpeedCo 1 Abstract Extract: General introduction to SpeedCo I
  • Harley Tillitt (1958) Harley Tillitt "Computer Programming for Young Students"
          in [ACM] (1958) [ACM] JACM 5(4) October 1958
  • Tillett, Harley E. (1983) Tillett, Harley E. "The 701 at the U.S. Navy China Lake Installation, Inyokern, California" pp198-200 Extract: Speedco at China Lake
          in [AOHC] (1983) Annals of the History of Computing, 05(2) April-June 1983 IEEE (IBM 701 Issue)
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