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Language peer sets for Flow Diagrams:
United States
United States/1946
Designed 1946
1940s languages
First generation
Immediate Post-War
Genus Flowcharts
Excluded from Sammet
2-D Graphic Languages
Graphically Spatial
2-D Graphic Languages/1946
Graphically Spatial/1946
Flowcharts/United States
2-D Graphic Languages/United States
Graphically Spatial/United States
Excluded from Sammet
Excluded from Sammet/1946
Excluded from Sammet/us

Flow Diagrams(ID:6017/flo011)

Graph based visual program language 

alternate simple view
Country: United States
Designed 1946
Genus: Flowcharts
Sammet category: Excluded from Sammet

Goldstine and von Neumann

Very early visual (graph-based) language for directing algorithms

Related languages
Flow Diagrams ASSEMBLY   Target language for


  • Goldstine, H. H., and J. von Neumann, (1947) Goldstine, H. H., and J. von Neumann, "Planning and Coding of Problems for an Electronic Computing Instrument: Report on the Mathematical and Logical Aspects of an Electronic Computing Instrument" The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1947-1948
  • Burks, A. (1950) Burks, A. W., The logic of programming electronic digital computers, Ind. Math. 1, 36-52 (1950)
  • Ershov, A. P., (1959) Ershov, A. P., "The work of the Computing Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in the field of automatic programming pp257-278 Extract: Use of flow charts language Extract: PP and PP-2 Extract: PP-1 Extract: The Problems Of The Source Information
          in Proceedings of the Symposium on the Mechanisation (1958) Proceedings of the Symposium on the Mechanisation of Thought Processes. Teddington, Middlesex, England: The National Physical Laboratory, November 1958
  • Knuth, Donald Ervin, and Luis Trabb Pardo (1977) Knuth, Donald Ervin, and Luis Trabb Pardo "The early development of programming languages" pp419-96
          in Belzer, J. (1977) Belzer, J. ; A. G. Holzman, A. Kent, (eds) Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York. 1979
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