110528     TAB: A Low-Overhead Data Management System for the PDP-11
Version: April 1984
Submitted by: R. N. Stillwell, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Operating System: IAS V3.1, RSX-11M V2.1  Source Language: FLECS,
MACRO-11  Memory Required: 28KW  Keywords: Data Base Management
Abstract: This package builds a set of tasks providing a small,
relatively unsophisticated data management system in
which the user can easily define and manipulate tables
of data. Tables are arrays of rows and columns
containing data in character form. Tasks are provided to
define a table, modify the format of an existing table,
update and list the contents of a table, and split and
merge tables. An interpreter for a simple language (RPT)
provides a means of writing specific applications,
including report generation and table updating. It has
provision for arithmetic and string operations, terminal
interaction, file I/O, conditional and repetitive
execution, and subtasking. The 1984 release provides a
full-screen table editor on VT100-compatible terminals,
and all necessary modifications for FORTRAN 77 and
RSX11M/M+ (including subtasking). Command and batch
files for building and testing the package, and sources
for the Flecs preprocessor are included. A spreadsheet
application written in RPT is provided as an example.
Media (Service Charge Code): 600' Magnetic Tape (MA)  Format: DOS-11

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