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Computer-drawn flowcharts

Knuth, Donald E. (1963) Computer-drawn flowcharts. Communications of the ACM, 6 (9). pp. 555-563. ISSN 0001-0782. doi:10.1145/367593.367620.

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To meet the need for improved documentation of written computer programs, a simple system for effective communication is presented, which has shown great promise. The programmer describes his program in a simple format, and the computer prepares flow charts and other cross-referenced listings from this input. The description can be kept up-to-date easily, and the final output clearly explains the original program. The system has also proved to be a valuable debugging and coding aid.

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Additional Information:© 1963 ACM. The preparation of this paper was supported in part by the Burroughs Corporation, and in part by the Evergreen Corporation. The design of the system described was enhanced by discussions with W. C. Lynch and Joseph Speroni.
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Issue or Number:9
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Official Citation:Donald E. Knuth. 1963. Computer-drawn flowcharts. Commun. ACM 6, 9 (September 1963), 555-563. DOI=
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