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Language peer sets for EGS3:
United States
United States/1973
Designed 1973
1970s languages
Fourth generation
High Cold War
Genus Monte Carlo
Specialised Languages
Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo/1973
Monte Carlo/United States
Simulating/United States
Reflexive/United States
Specialised Languages
Specialised Languages/1973
Specialised Languages/us


SLAC Monte Carlo system 

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Country: United States
Designed 1973
Genus: Monte Carlo
Sammet category: Specialised Languages

for Electron Gamma Shower

Monte Carlo simulation system developed from Nagel's Shower at SLAC in 1973

Used MORTRAN and FORTRAN IV to be machine independant

Includd ASGAB and HOWFAR routines (not quite independant languages) and the PEGS3 input standard (which was).

Related languages
ETRAN EGS3   Influence
MORTRAN EGS3   Written using
SHOWER EGS3   Evolution of
EGS3 EGS4   Evolution of
EGS3 PEGS 3   Preprocessor for

  • R. L. Ford and W. R. Nelson, (1973) R. L. Ford and W. R. Nelson, "The EGS Code System: Computer Programs for the Monte Carlo Simulation of Electromagnetic Cascade Showers," SLAC-210 1973
  • Rogers, D. W. O. (1984) Rogers, D. W. O. "Low energy electron transport with EGS", Nucl. Inst. Meth. 227 (1984) 535.
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