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Using AID on TWENEX.ORG

Introduction

“AID (for Algebraic Interpretive Dialog) is a PDP-10 adaptation of language elements of JOSS”. Like JOSS (JOHNNIAC Open Shop System), AID was designed to be an easy-to-learn language to help scientists and engineers with solving complex numerical problems. “Commands are typed in imperative English sentences and mathematical expressions are typed, for the most part, in standard notation” (DEC 1970, p. 4-7).

Like JOSS, AID is restricted to numeric calculations and has little provision for symbolic manipulation. In this regard, AID may be considered akin to the bc calculator language. Charles L. Baker (one of the creators of JOSS) wrote that “JOSS is not a programming language…” (Baker 1966. p. 2), but rather a special-purpose system, drawing comparison to a desk calculator. At the time he wrote that, JOSS was somewhat a system, as it was tied to specific, expensive hardware (Baker 1966).

Whether AID is a 'language' or not is beyond the scope of this document. The purpose of this tutorial is to introduce AID to the reader and point out some of the particularities of using it on TWENEX.ORG. For the most part, AID is very similar to JOSS, and interested readers are invited to consult the works listed in the bibliography below. Appendices to this document provide details specific to AID; such as its character set, built-in functions, and commands. Much of the following borrows from the “PDP-10 timesharing handbook” (DEC 1970).

Running AID

AID is started on TWENEX.ORG by typing “AID” at the EXEC prompt. AID will respond with a welcome message and an asterisk prompt.

@AID

AID (14-MAR-69) AT YOUR SERVICE ...

*

According to the DEC Timsharing Manual (TOPS-10), AID is terminated and control is returned to Monitor [EXEC] level by sending a CTRL-C. This, however, throws an error on TWENEX.ORG—which appears harmless.

*↑C
?PA1050: Illegal instruction 6,,0 at user 0
@
Interacting with AID

A user interacts with AID by typing single-line commands called “steps” which are entered at the asterisk (*) prompt. Each step occupies a single line, begins with a capitalized command (verb), and terminates with a period. (The last two attributes are a matter of style and are optional in AID.) There are two types of steps in AID: direct steps and indirect steps.

A direct step is interpreted and executed by AID immediately following a carriage return.

*Type 2+2.
           2+2 =      4
*

An indirect step is entered by preceding the step with a numeric label containing both an integer and decimal portion (e.g., 1.1, 2.53). Preceding a step with a numeric label signals AID that the step is to be stored for later execution.

Steps can be grouped into “parts.” All steps that share the same integer portion are members of the same part; for example:

*1.1 Type "X VALUES".
*1.2 Type x.
*1.3 Type x*2, x/2, x^2.
*

Individual steps or parts are executed with the DO command. Only the step or part specified by DO is executed; AID does not continue to other steps or parts unless specifically instructed to. Here we will use the SET command directly to assign the value of 3 to x, and the DO command to execute the indirect steps of part 1.

*1.1 Type "X VALUES".
*1.2 Type x.
*1.3 Type x*2, x/2, x^2.
*Set x = 3.
*Do part 1.
X VALUES
           x =        3
         x*2 =        6
         x/2 =        1.5
         x^2 =        9
*
Variables

The SET command in the previous example assigned a value of 3 to X which is evaluated only once. In contrast, had the LET command been used, X would have been re-evaluated each time it is referenced (see Appendix 3). In AID, “identifiers” (variables) are represented by single alphabetic characters to which arithmetic or logical values have been assigned. There are 52 unique identifiers available (A though Z, and a through z), which may also be used to identify user-defined functions. Identifiers (variables) may be indexed by one to ten subscripts to create vectors and multidimensional arrays, with each subscript being an integer in the range of -250 to +250. For example,

*Set b = 2.0.
*Set c(1,2) = 6.
*Set d(-4,0,8) = 3.14
*Type b + c(1,2) + d(-4,0,8).
b + c(1,2) + d(-4,0,8) =  11.14
*
Propositions

Propositions in AID are Boolean expressions composed of arithmetic or logical statements using:

  • Relational operators
    • = (equal)
    • # (not equal)
    • > (greater than)
    • < (less than)
    • >= (greater than or equal to)
    • <= (less than or equal to)
  • Negation
    • not
  • Logical operators
    • and
    • or

A proposition has either of two possible states: true or false. For example

*Set x = true.
*Set y = false.
*Let z = (x) and (y) or (x) and (100 > sqrt(959)).
*Type z.
           z =      true
*

Commands can be made conditional by appending IF clauses and propositions; e,g.,

*1.1 Set b = 50 if a > 100.
*1.2 To part 2 if c <= 0. 
*
User-defined Functions

User-defined functions take the form f(a,b,c,…)=expression, where

  • f is the function identifier,
  • (a,b,c,…) are dummy arguments (up to ten),
  • expression is the arithmetic expression representing the user function.

While the number of dummy arguments is limited to ten, you can also pass subscripted identifiers to user-defined functions.

User-defined functions can also contain conditional expressions. A conditional expression allows a function to return different values depending upon which of a number of conditions is true. It is composed of a series of clauses separated by semicolons, with each clause made up of a proposition followed by a colon followed by an expression. The last proposition may be omitted if the last expression is to be the default for all cases that do not satisfy any of the previous propositions. The entire expression must be enclosed by parentheses or brackets. For instance:

*Let f(x) = (x<0: 0; 0<=x<1: x^2; 1).
*Type f(-3), f(0.25), f(0.5), f(0.75), f(3).
       f(-3) =        0
     f(0.25) =          .0625
      f(0.5) =          .25
     f(0.75) =          .5625
        f(3) =        1
*
Formatting Output

AID provides for greater control over output format with “forms.” Forms allow you to specify (1) the notation (fixed or scientific) of results, (2) multiple results per line, (3) any text to be interspersed with the results, and (4) report-type headings. (The FORM command is described in Appendix 3). Let's redo an earlier example, but incorporating forms. In this example, the forms are specified with direct steps following part 1, and referenced in indirect steps 1.2 and 1.3.

*Delete all.
*1.1 Type "X VALUES".
*1.2 Type form 1.
*1.3 Type x, x*2, x/2, x^2 in form 2.
Form 1:
*    X      X*2    X/2     X^2
*Form 2:
* ___.__  ___.__  __.___  ___.__
*Set x = 3.
*Do part 1. 
X VALUES
    X      X*2    X/2      X^2
   3.00    6.00   1.500    9.00
*

Combined with iterative clauses, using forms is a convenient way to make tables. Let's take the previous example a bit further by asking the user for a range of values for x (with the DEMAND command) and making a table with a row for each value of x. (See Appendix 2 for more information on iterative clauses.) While we are at it, let's make some user-defined functions. In this example, we will define the functions with direct steps; that way they will not be redefined each time the code is executed. In addition, by defining the functions with direct steps, they can be redefined without modifying the indirect steps or parts. This example also breaks the code into two parts: part 1 for input, and part 2 for output. Although clearly inefficient coding, this shows the use of parts as subroutines. Part 1 calls part 2, which upon completion, returns control back to part 1, where execution terminates.

*Delete all.
*
*1.1 Demand m as "Lower limit".
*1.2 Demand n as "Upper limit".
*1.3 Do part 2.
*
*2.1 Type "X VALUES".
*2.2 Type form 1.
*2.3 Do step 2.5 for I = m(1)n.
*2.4 Done.
*2.5 Type I, f(I), g(I), h(I) in form 2.
*
*Form 1:
*    X      X*2    X/2     X^2
*Form 2:
* ___.__  ___.__  __.___  ___.__
*
*Let f(x) = x*2.
*Let g(x) = x/2.
*Let h(x) = x^2.
*
*Do part 1.
           Lower limit = *-5
           Upper limit = *5
X VALUES
    X      X*2    X/2      X^2
  -5.00  -10.00  -2.500   25.00
  -4.00   -8.00  -2.000   16.00
  -3.00   -6.00  -1.500    9.00
  -2.00   -4.00  -1.000    4.00
  -1.00   -2.00   -.500    1.00
    .00     .00    .000     .00
   1.00    2.00    .500    1.00
   2.00    4.00   1.000    4.00
   3.00    6.00   1.500    9.00
   4.00    8.00   2.000   16.00
   5.00   10.00   2.500   25.00
*
File Operations

File I/O in AID appears to be limited to the storage and retrieval of AID items in specially formatted files akin to a workspace file.

The four commands most used for file I/O in AID are:

  • USE: makes an external storage file available for use.
  • FILE: stores an item in the external storage file currently in use.
  • RECALL: reads an item previously stored by a FILE command.
  • DISCARD: deletes an item from the external storage file currently in use.

These commands are described in Appendix 3.

In what seems to be an attempt to be faithful to its JOSS roots, AID file-names are restricted to positive integers (ranging from 0 to 2750). However, on TOPS-20, AID will prefix the file-name on the physical device with “QQ” and attach a ”.J01” extension. For example, using a file named “100” in AID will create (or open) a file named “QQ0100.J01” in your default directory.

Let's create a file, and save the parts, formulas, and forms from the previous example.

*Use file 100.
Roger.
*File all parts as item 1.
Done.
*File all formulas as item 2.
Done.
*File all forms as item 3.
Done.
*

To retrieve items, you use the USE and RECALL commands. Here we will USE file 100, TYPE its ITEM-LIST, and RECALL the three previously saved items. To make sure we got everything, we will TYPE ALL that is in immediate storage.

*Delete all.
*Use file 100.
Roger.
*Type item-list.
    ITEM-LIST
ITEM         DATE
 1          30-JUN-69
 2          30-JUN-69
 3          30-JUN-69
*Recall item 1.
Done.
*Recall item 2.
Done.
*Recall item 3.
Done.
*Type all.

1.1 Demand m as "Lower limit".
1.2 Demand n as "Upper limit".
1.3 Do part 2.

2.1 Type "X VALUES".
2.2 Type form 1.
2.3 Do step 2.5 for I = m(1)n.
2.4 Done.
2.5 Type I, f(I), g(I), h(I) in form 2.

Form 1:
    X      X*2    X/2      X^2

Form 2:
 ___._^  ___._^  __.__^  ___.__

        f(x):   x*2
        g(x):   x/2
        h(x):   x^2

*

(Hmmm, it looks like AID has a Y2K issue.)

It does not appear that AID reads from or writes to plain-text files—at least not directly. For smaller amounts of text, copy-and-paste is one option to transfer text to/from AID. Session logging is another option for saving output from AID. On TOPS-20, you can use batch processing to run AID and redirect I/O from and to other files (see”TOPS-10/TOPS-20 Batch Reference Manual”). Appendix 4 provides a simple example of running AID as a batch job under TOPS-20.

Bibliography & Resources

Baker, C. L. 1966. JOSS: Introduction to a Helpful Assistant. RAND Corporation. Santa Monica, California.
http://archive.org/details/bitsavers_randjossRMAug67_4199822

Gimple, E. P. 1967. JOSS: Problem Solving For Engineers. RAND Corporation. Santa Monica, California.
http://archive.org/details/bitsavers_randjossRMlvingForEngineersMay67_3293549

Marks, S. L. and G. W. Armerding. 1967. The JOSS Primer. RAND Corporation. Santa Monica, California.
http://archive.org/details/bitsavers_randjossRMAug67_4199822

PDP-10 timesharing handbook. Book 4: Conversational Programming with AID. Digital Equipment Corporation. Maynard, Mass. [c1970]
http://www.worldcat.org/title/pdp-10-timesharing-handbook/oclc/486624

TOPS-10/TOPS-20 Batch Reference Manual. Digital Equipment Corporation. Maynard, Mass. 1988.
http://archive.org/details/bitsavers_decpdp10TOksvol02AAH374BBatchReferenceManualNov88_7913653


Appendix 1. AID Character Set
Standard Math Symbol AID Symbol JOSS Symbol
A-Z A-Z A-Z
a-z a-z a-z
0,1-9 0,1-9 0,1-9
Operators
| | (absolute) ! ! | |
[ ] (brackets) [ ][ ]
( ) (parentheses) ( ) ( )
xe (exponent) ↑ or ^ *
/ (divide) / /
⋅ (multiplication) *
+ (addition) + +
- (subtraction) - -
Boolean Expressions
= (equal) = =
#
<= (2 characters)
>= (2 characters)
Misc.
(null item) ← or _ (underscore) _ (underscore)
(current line number) $ $
(cancel entire line) * *

Appendix 2. AID Functions

arg(x,y)

The ARGUMENT function takes two arguments (x,y) and computes the angle between the +x axis of the x,y plane and the line joining point 0,0 and point x,y.

The result is in radians.

+Y
|
|-------------. X,Y
|           . :
|         .   :
|       .     : 
|     .       : 
|   .         :
| . )arg(x,y) :
|________________ +X
0,0

The value of arg(0,0) is 0. The range of arg is 0 through 2pi or -pi through pi.

cos(x)

The COSINE function requires one argument, assumed to be in radians.

|x| must be < 100.

dp(x)

The DIGIT PART function.

dp(13456.5432) = 1.34565432

exp(x)

The EXPONENTIAL function:

e^x, where e is Euler's number (2.718281828)

The argument (x) must fulfill the requirements that e^x < 10^100 (i.e., must be less than 230.25851).

If e^x < 10^-99, the result is 0.

first(i=range…: i proposition)

The FIRST function requires two arguments:

(a) an iterative clause (see note A2.1 below) and
(b) a proposition containing i as an index.

The result is the first value of index i to satisfy the proposition.

fp(x)

The FRACTION PART function.

E.g., fp(13456.5432) = .5432

ip(x)

The INTEGER PART function.

E.g., ip(13456.5432) = 13456

log(x)

The NATURAL LOG function.

The argument (x) must be greater than 0.

max(i=range…:…i expression…)

The MAXIMUM function requires two arguments:

(a) an iterative clause (see note A2.1 below) and
(b) a proposition containing a function of i.

The expression is computed iteratively for each value of i, and the result (largest value) is typed out.

min(i=range…:…i expression…)

The MINIMUM function requires two arguments:

(a) an iterative clause (see note A2.1 below) and
(b) a proposition containing a function of i.

The expression is computed iteratively for each value of i, and the result (smallest value) is typed out.

prod(i=range…:…i expression…)

The PRODUCT function requires two arguments:

(a) an iterative clause (see note A2.1 below) and
(b) a proposition containing a function of i.

The expression is computed iteratively for each value of i, and the result (product of all the iterations) is typed out.

sgn(x)

The SIGNUM function.

The value of a signum function of an argument greater than zero is +1, of an argument equal to zero is 0, and of an argument less than zero is -1.

sin(X)

The SINE function requires one argument, assumed to be in radians.

|X| must be < 100.

sqrt(x)

The SQUARE ROOT function. The argument (x) must be greater than or equal to zero.

sum(i=range…:…i expression…)

The SUM function requires two arguments:

(a) an iterative clause (see note A2.1 below) and
(b) a proposition containing a function of i.

The expression is computed iteratively for each value of i, and the result (sum of all the iterations) is typed out.

tv(proposition)

The TRUTH VALUE function requires one argument, a proposition, and converts this argument into a numeric value: 1, if the proposition is true; 0, if the proposition is false.

xp(x)

The EXPONENT PART function.

E.g., xp(13456.5432) = 4
(i.e., 13456.5432 = 1.34565432*10^4)

Note A2.1. Iterative clauses (ranges) are used with the DO command and with the functions FIRST, MAX, MIN, PROD, and SUM. An iterative clause specifies a range of values to be acted upon by the DO command or function, and may be in the form of (1) a series of values, (2) an incrementation, or (3) a combination.

1. Series of values:

A series of values lists the individual values that make up the range; such as,
x1, x2, x3, …, xN.

2. Incrementation:

The range of values for a variable can also be expressed as a first value, an incremental value, and an ending value. The variable values range from the first value upward in steps of the specified increment value until the ending value is reached. The ending value is always taken as the last value of the range, even though the incremental steps may not hit it exactly. The general form of an incremental iterative clause is:

x = first-value(increment)ending-value

For example:

*Do step 2.3 for A = 1(2)12.
*Type sum(A = -50(B)C).

3. Combinations:

A range can be expressed as a combination of value series and increments.

For example:

*Do part 3 for W = 20(Y)50(5)500, 1000(100)Z.

(Part 3 will be performed for all values of W, beginning with 20, continuing in increments of Y though 50, then continuing in increments of 50 through 500, and then from 1000 in increments of 100 through Z.)

*Type sum(W = A(3)B, C, 800(D)1500).

(The SUM function will be applied to all values of W, beginning with A and continuing in increments of 30 through B, then C, followed by 800 through 1500 in increments of D.)


Appendix 3. AID Command Summary

CANCEL: Cancels a currently stopped process when the user does not desire to resume execution.

Type: D,O.

(CANCEL): Cancels a currently stopped process which was initiated by a parenthetical DO.

Type: D,O.

DELETE: Erases the specified item from immediate storage and frees the space by it for some other use. Several DELETE commands can be combined into one.

Format: DELETE {

  • L
  • S
  • S(m,n)
  • form m
  • step m.n
  • part m
  • formula f
  • all steps
  • all parts
  • all formulas
  • all forms
  • all values
  • all

}.

Type: O.

DEMAND: Causes AID to type out a message requesting the user to supply a value for the specified item. Only one variable can be specified in each DEMAND

command.

Format: DEMAND {

  • L
  • S(m,n)
  • L as “any text”
  • S(m,n) as “any text”

}.

Type: I,O.

DISCARD ITEM m (code): Delete item #m from the external storage file currently in use. (Code) is optional.

Type: F.

DO: Executes an indirect step or part. If the DO command is a direct step, control returns to the user at the completion of the DO; if an indirect step, control returns to the step following the DO.

Format: DO {

  • step m.n
  • step m.n, p times
  • step m.n for L=range
  • part m
  • part m, p times
  • part m for L=range

}.

Type: O.

(DO …): Initiates a new execution without canceling the currently stopped process.

Format: (same as above).

Type: (same as above).

DONE: Skips execution of the remaining steps of a part during the current iteration.

Type: I,O.

FILE: Stores the specified item in the external storage file currently open. Immediate storage in not affected in any way. (code) is optional. (NB. use of the code option may cause a run-time error on the version of AID in the Panda Distribution.)

Format: FILE {

  • L
  • S
  • S(m,n)
  • from m
  • step m.n
  • part m
  • formula f
  • all steps
  • all parts
  • all formulas
  • all forms
  • all values
  • all

} AS ITEM n (code)
where n is an item number in the range of 1 through 25.

Type: F.

FORM: Defines a format to be used in presenting typeouts for purposes of readability. The FORM command is followed by a form number, a colon, a new-line, and the format specification.

Fixed point notation (up to nine digit positions plus the decimal point) is specified by a series of 'null item' characters (← or underscore), a decimal point, and more 'null item' characters. e.g., ___._____

Scientific notation (minimum of seven positions and maximum of fourteen) are specified by a series of decimal points; e.g., ........

Any text to be included in the line; not enclosed in quotation marks unless they are are part of the text; e.g., The result is ___._____

Format:
FORM m:
..........________ Text.

Type: O.

GO: Continues execution of a currently stopped process; opposite of the CANCEL command.

Type: D,O.

IF Clause: Can be appended to any command (except the abbreviated SET command) to make the command conditional; the command is executed only if the proposition is true.

Format: Verb….IF proposition.

Type: M. [sic]

LET: Defines arithmetic formulas, Boolean expressions (propositions), and user functions and associates them with identifiers. The formula, expression, or function with which an identifier is associated is re-evaluated each time the identifier appears during an execution.

Format: LET {

  • L = m
  • L = formula
  • F(L) = m
  • F(L) = proposition

}.

Type: O.

LET S be sparse: Set undefined array elements to zero.

Type: S.

LINE: Advances the Teletype paper form one line.

Type: O.

PAGE: Advances the Teletype paper form to the top of the next page.

TYPE: O.

QUIT: Skips execution of the remaining steps of a part and satisfies the DO command for that part by canceling any further iterations. Usually given conditionally.

Type: O.

RECALL ITEM m (code): Reads an item, previously stored by a FILE command, from the currently open external storage file into immediate storage. (code) is optional and is for documentation only. (NB. use of the code option may cause a run-time error on the version of AID in the Panda Distribution.)

Format: RECALL ITEM m (code)
where m is an item number in the range of 1 through 25.

Type: F.

RESET TIMER: Resets TIMER to zero. (TIMER is a counter used by AID to keep track of the amount of central processor time spent by the user in running AID. The cumulative running time can be obtained at any point by typing the request Type timer.)

Type: S.

SET: Defines an identifier as equivalent to a fixed value, which is calculated once and then used whenever the identifier appears. A short form of the SET command, where the word SET is omitted, can be used if the command is direct.

Format: SET {

  • L=m
  • L=proposition
  • s(m,n)=m
  • S(m.n)=proposition

}.

Type: O.

STOP: Temporarily halts the current process at the point where the STOP command appears and returns control to the user. The stopped process can be resumed by typing GO.

Type: I,O.

TO: Discontinues the sequential execution of the part currently being executed and transfers control to another step or part; when a new part is finished, the direct command which initiated the execution is satisfied.

Format: TO {

  • part m
  • step m.n

}.

Type: I,O.

TYPE: Types out the specified information on the user's console. Several individual TYPE commands my be combined into one (except for TYPE “any text” or TYPE ITEM-LIST).

The Command TYPE … in form n causes the listed items to be typed out in the format specified by form n. n can be a numeric value (for example, form 3) or it can be a numeric formula (for example, form(2*x-y)).

Format: TYPE {

  • m
  • S
  • S(m,n)
  • proposition
  • “any text”
  • null-item
  • form m
  • step m.n
  • part m
  • formula f
  • F(x)
  • F(proposition)
  • all steps
  • all parts
  • all formulas
  • all forms
  • all values
  • all
  • time
  • timer
  • size
  • item-list

}.

Type: O,S(time, timer, size),F(item-list).

USE: Makes an external storage file available for use. The external file thus addressed remains open for use (by DISCARD, FILE, RECALL, and TYPE ITEM-LIST commands) until another USE command is given or the AID program is terminated.

The USE command may have some idiosyncrasies on TOPS-20, especially with file names and JOSS compatibility.

FORMAT: USE FILE filename (device).
where filename is a positive integer greater than or equal to 0 and less than or equal to 2750, and device is the device name (logical or physical) of the device containing the file. Devices can be DSK (disk) or DTAn (DECtape, where n is the drive number and can range from 0 through 7). If device is omitted, DSK is assumed.

Type: F.

Key:

Command Format Symbology
L = letter.
S = subscripted letter.
m, n, p = numeric values.
f = formula.
F = function.
range = an iterative sequence or series of values.

Type Symbology
D = Can be given directly only.
I = Can be given indirectly only.
O = Operational command.
F = File command.
S = Special command.


Appendix 4. Running AID under Batch

In this brief example, we will see how to submit a batch job under TOPS-20 to run AID, provide user input, and save the results in a log file. This appendix provides only an elementary example. Interested readers should consult relevant TOPS-20 documentation, such as the “Batch Reference Manual.”

Before submitting a batch job, we need to create a control file. Our simple control file will tell the batch system which program to run (in this case, AID), as well as provide input to that program as if we had typed it at the console. There are a few special characters that we will use to tell the batch processor which lines of our control file are intended for EXEC and which are intended for user input to AID (or any non-EXEC program), as well as to indicate control characters and comments. These are:

  • @ - line passed to EXEC.
  • * - line passed as user input to program.
  • ^ - indicates next character is a control character.
  • ; - a comment (sent to log file only).

First, create a control file (e.g., my_job.ctl) such as this:

;  Run AID.
@R AID
;  Load our previously saved program parts and forms.
*Use file 100.
*Recall item 1.
*Recall item 2.
;  Run the program.
*Do part 1.
;  Supply user input to the program.
*-10
*10
;  Terminate AID with a CTRL-C.
*^c 

Next, submit the job; e.g.,

@submit my_job.ctl

Wait for TOPS-20 to tell you that your job is ready.

[Batch job MY_JOB queued, request #32, limit 0:05:00]
@
[From SYSTEM: Job MY_JOB request #32 finished executing at 16:51:10]

Review the log file. Your output, if any, is there. (If you were expecting output, but didn't receive any, there was likely an error. Review the log file for clues.)

@type my_job.log

                        15-Jul-2013 16:51:09

BATCON Version  6(10114)                        GLXLIB Version  6(1534)

            Job MY_JOB Req #32 for GLOVAL in Stream 0

        OUTPUT:  Log                            TIME-LIMIT: 0:05:00
        UNIQUE:  Yes                            BATCH-LOG:  Append
        RESTART: No                             ASSISTANCE: Yes
        ACCOUNT:                                SEQUENCE:   2667

        Input from => TOPS20:<GLOVAL>MY_JOB.CTL
        Output to  => TOPS20:<GLOVAL>MY_JOB.LOG



16:51:09 MONTR   Panda Distribution, PANDA TOPS-20 Monitor 7.1(21733)-4
16:51:09 MONTR   Job 10 on TTY22 15-Jul-2013 16:51:09
16:51:09 MONTR    Last interactive login 15-Jul-2013 13:20:47
16:51:09 MONTR    Last non-interactive login 15-Jul-2013 16:47:50
16:51:09 MONTR  @
16:51:09 MONTR  [Connected to TOPS20:<GLOVAL>]
                ;  Run AID.
16:51:09 MONTR  @R AID
16:51:09 USER
16:51:09 USER   AID (14-MAR-69) AT YOUR SERVICE ...
16:51:09 USER
16:51:09 USER   *
                ;  Load our previously saved program parts, formulas, and forms.
16:51:09 USER   *Use file 100.
16:51:10 USER   Roger.
16:51:10 USER   **Recall item 1.
16:51:10 USER   Done.
16:51:10 USER   **Recall item 2.
16:51:10 USER   Done.
16:51:10 USER   **Recall item 3.
16:51:10 USER   Done.
16:51:10 USER   *
                ;  Run the program.
16:51:10 USER   *Do part 1.
16:51:10 USER              Lower limit = *
                ;  Supply user input to the program.
16:51:10 USER   *-10
16:51:10 USER              Upper limit = **10
16:51:10 USER   X VALUES
16:51:10 USER       X      X*2    X/2      X^2
16:51:10 USER    -10.00  -20.00  -5.000  100.00
16:51:10 USER     -9.00  -18.00  -4.500   81.00
16:51:10 USER     -8.00  -16.00  -4.000   64.00
16:51:10 USER     -7.00  -14.00  -3.500   49.00
16:51:10 USER     -6.00  -12.00  -3.000   36.00
16:51:10 USER     -5.00  -10.00  -2.500   25.00
16:51:10 USER     -4.00   -8.00  -2.000   16.00
16:51:10 USER     -3.00   -6.00  -1.500    9.00
16:51:10 USER     -2.00   -4.00  -1.000    4.00
16:51:10 USER     -1.00   -2.00   -.500    1.00
16:51:10 USER       .00     .00    .000     .00
16:51:10 USER      1.00    2.00    .500    1.00
16:51:10 USER      2.00    4.00   1.000    4.00
16:51:10 USER      3.00    6.00   1.500    9.00
16:51:10 USER      4.00    8.00   2.000   16.00
16:51:10 USER      5.00   10.00   2.500   25.00
16:51:10 USER      6.00   12.00   3.000   36.00
16:51:10 USER      7.00   14.00   3.500   49.00
16:51:10 USER      8.00   16.00   4.000   64.00
16:51:10 USER      9.00   18.00   4.500   81.00
16:51:10 USER     10.00   20.00   5.000  100.00
16:51:10 USER   *
                ;  Terminate AID with a CTRL-C.
16:51:10 USER   *^C
16:51:10 USER   ^C
16:51:10 MONTR  @
16:51:10 MONTR  @
16:51:10 MONTR  Killed by OPERATOR, Detached
16:51:10 MONTR  Killed Job 10, User GLOVAL, TTY22, at 15-Jul-2013 16:51:10
16:51:10 MONTR   Used 0:00:00 in 0:00:00
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aid.txt · Last modified: 2013/07/17 11:53 by howellp