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Main Title Primer for MLAB (Mathematical Modeling Laboratory). An On-Line Modeling Laboratory.
Author Tobenfeld, Emile ; McCann, C. John ; Young., Robert M. ;
CORP Author ADP/First Data, Inc., Washington, D.C. Federal Systems Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Management Information and Data Systems Div.
Year Published 1978
Stock Number PB-284 155
Additional Subjects Computer programming ; Differential equations ; Numerical integration ; Curve fitting ; Matrices(Mathematics) ; Roots of equations ; Mathematical modeling laboratory ; MLAB programming language ; Decsystem-10 computers ; Decsystem-20 computers
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-284 155 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 120p
The Mathematical Modeling Laboratory (MLAB), described in this PRIMER, was developed as a tool for experimentation with, and evaluation of, mathematical models or functions. It runs on a DEC SYSTEM 10 or 20 timesharing system and is available for public distribution. Chapters 2 and 3 deal with curve fitting and differential equations and proceed from elementary examples to the more complex. Chapter 4 introduces a few of the special commands in MLAB: the ROOT operator, the SUM command and the FOR command. These are basic commands and do not depend on anything in Chapters 2 and 3. Chapter 5 contains a discussion of files and in particular a description of DO FILES. DO FILES are the mechanism within MLAB to develop a programming language; that is, a sequence of executable commands which can be called in as a package to operate on data. Chapter 6 is essentially comprised of detailed examples illustrating the contents of the first five chapters.