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APL as a tool of thought

APL as a Tool of Thought (Seminar) (3rd 1985 New York)

APL as a tool of thought

proceedings [of the] third annual professional development seminar, 27 April 1985.

by APL as a Tool of Thought (Seminar) (3rd 1985 New York)

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Published by [NY/SIGAPL] in [New York] .
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APL is in its very nature an interpreter language and supports interactivity to a uniquely large degree. APL does not care too much about data types – something which was adopted in more recent languages like Perl, Python, etc. The basic datastructure of APL is the vector. APL programs make seldom use of File Size: KB. APL is one of the leading manufacturers of extempore pharmaceutical drugs in Europe. We are one of the leading contract manufacturer in Life Science in Scandinavia and an established partner to pharmacies for services and products. With our employees and four production plants, we have resources for developing, analysing and producing drugs.

interpreter at APL '87 in Dallas, and preliminary presentations at the Tool of Thought Conference of New York/SIGAPL in April, including demonstrations on live students (using other APLs if necessary). Linda Alvord is working on how to do this. We propose to take a booth at APL '87, and the organizers have offered their assistance. Contents Preface vii List of APL Symbols ix 1 I Getting Acquainted With the System 1 Keyboard 1 Signing On 2 Signing Off 4 Correction of Typing Errors 5 Evaluation of Arithmetic Expressions 5 2 I Arrays (part 1) 13 Multiple Evaluations ofan Expression 13 Forrrling and Indexing of Arrays 16 Operator p. Operator 1. Indexing. Arithmetic Operations on Arrays

The questions I'm answering here are: 1. Where can I find APL for machine X? 2. How do I use APL on an XX terminal connected to machine YY? 3. What about APL keyboards/stickers? 4. Can I compile APL? 5. What tools exist for APL? 6. Can I get an APL font for X? 7. What information exists online about APL? 8. How do I get book Y? 9. What good APL. April, a revised edition of Tools for Thought is available from MIT Press including a revised chapter with interviews of Doug Engelbart, Bob Taylor, Alan Kay, Brenda Laurel, and Avron Barr. ISBN: , ed, ISBN: Tools for Thought is an exercise in retrospective futurism; that is, I wrote it in the early s, attempting to look at what the mid s would.


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APL as a tool of thought by APL as a Tool of Thought (Seminar) (3rd 1985 New York) Download PDF EPUB FB2

Mastering Dyalog APL by Bernard Legrand Mastering Dyalog APL is a complete guide to the use of Dyalog, beginning with a thorough introduction to the APL programming language.

Following this, the tutorial describes a large number of common coding techniques and discusses a variety of interfaces, including file handling and COM/OLE.

APL (named after the book A Programming Language) is a programming language developed in the s by Kenneth E. central datatype is the multidimensional uses a large range of special graphic symbols to represent most functions and operators, leading to very concise code.

It has been an important influence on the development of concept modeling, spreadsheets, functional Designed by: Kenneth E. Iverson. Laws of Thought [1, p. 24] asserted "That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted." Mathematical notation provides perhaps the best-known and best- developed example of language used consciously as a tool of thought.

Like APL, regular expressions may seem a bit alien at first, but in the years since their incorporation into Dyalog, I’ve grown to appreciate their power and flexibility – they can frequently accomplish complex string manipulations more succinctly than their APL equivalents thus furthering Dyalog’s power as a tool of thought, notation and.

APL was created as a tool for thought and exposition, its relation to actually programming a computer being only virtual. The successful use of the language for communicating mathematical and computational ideas created a critical mass of interest that eventually lead to implementing it. Concerning language, George Boole in his Laws of Thought [1, p] asserted “That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted.” Mathematical notation provides perhaps the best-known and best-developed example of language used consciously as a tool of thought.

APL is an array oriented language. Problems to be salved using the full power and capabilities o f APL require a thought process for algorithm development not shared by traditional pro gramming languages like FORTRAN, BASIC, and Pascal. I believe that this is one of the reasons why some people who have used FORTRAN, BASIC, and/or Pascal find if difficult to use APL.

The initial motive for developing APL was to provide a tool for writing and teaching. Although APL has been exploited mostly in commercial programming, I continue to believe that its most important use remains to be exploited: as a simple, precise, executable notation for the teaching of a wide range of subjects Get this from a library.

Proceedings of the ACMSIGAPL conference on APL as a tool of thought (session tutorials). [Chris Lincoln; ACM Digital Library.; ACM Special Interest Group on. AIDA is a modern APL featuring operator-less syntax, function attributes, function arrays, array parts and a hierarchical object library.

The above areas are illustrated by examples on a model interpreter written in SHARP APL®. I saw a review for this book, I think in Time Magazine, and thought it would be a great self help book. The authors are both psychologist that provide tools to deal with life problems in there psychotherapy approach with there patients.

This book provides many of those examples. The tools are /5. Add tags for "APL APL As a Tool for Thought, Held Augustin New York City.".

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Murray Eisenberg. The key is for one to learn how to activate this power and control it. That is what this book is about. Subjects include training the mind, improving concentration, strengthening thought power, meditation, improving memory, thought transference, building the mental body, combining thoughts with others and achieving peace of by: 2.

Exactly. Hence the idea of notation as as tool for thought. APL makes you see and envision computational problem solving differently than, say C. Use it enough and your brain starts thinking in patterns, shapes, vectors and matrices being "zippered" together or.

(Actually APL was named after the book “A Programming Language” by Kenneth Iverson) It has been argued that APL is a calculation tool and not a programming language; its symbolic nature and array capabilities have made it popular with domain experts and data scientists who do not have or require the skills of a computer programmer.

The initial motive for developing APL was to provide a tool for writing and teaching. Although APL has been exploited mostly in commercial programming, I continue to believe that its most important use remains to be exploited: as a simple, precise, executable notation for the teaching of a wide range of subjects.

— Kenneth E. Iverson, "A. Kenneth Eugene Iverson (17 December – 19 October ) was a Canadian computer scientist noted for the development of the programming language was honored with the Turing Award in "for his pioneering effort in programming languages and mathematical notation resulting in what the computing field now knows as APL; for his contributions to the implementation of interactive Awards: IBM Fellow, Harry H.

Goode Memorial. The pair of these books together do suffer from a major gap in content, though. These books may enable you to write code in APL, but they do not teach one to think and leverage the language as a notational tool of thought.

If you just start writing code using these texts, you may end up writing something that looks much like Python. out of 5 stars Best book for APL Lovers. Reviewed in the United States on Ma Verified Purchase.

This is an excellent manual for APL fans. It is well written and an excellent reference of the APL Language. Read more. One person found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse.5/5(1). Bradley Metrock produced the iBooks Author Conference from throughbefore Score Publishing acquired Digital Book World, and has authored many articles on Apple's efforts with regards to books and publishing.Transform this book into a teaching tool!

Download the 10 Lesson Plans and Activities to explore Social Thinking concepts such as perspective taking, abstract language, empathy, and human relatedness. The CD that used to accompany the book contained these materials, now you can access them digitally.Kenneth E.

Iverson: Notation as a Tool of Thought (PDF-version, originally published in the Communications of the ACM, Vol Number 8, August APL Wiki; Dyalog APL (which is the system I tend to use), Documentation; Mastering Dyalog .