Program for Use with a PDP-9 Minicomputer, Intervisibility by Worthie Doyle


In the mid-1960s, the Computer Science Department at RAND Corporation turned its attention to developing computer graphics. A set of programs written in the programming language FORTRAN for the PDP-9 minicomputer were used to plot contour lines useful in determining the line of sight for microwave radiation emitted from a given point on a map.

These program printouts relate to that endeavor.

Date Made: 1968

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California, Santa Monica

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Computers


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Credit Line: Gift of Paul Baran and W. L. Doyle

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.3046.10Catalog Number: 1990.3046.10Nonaccession Number: 1990.3046

Object Name: programs, notebook ofsoftware

Measurements: overall: 29.1 cm x 23 cm x 5.5 cm; 11 7/16 in x 9 1/16 in x 2 3/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1378545

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