In the last part I told you of my first encounter with a mainframe computer and the Algol60 language while an undergraduate student at Aberystwyth University.
Today I want to talk about the next stage as a postgraduate student at the University of Manchester.
It seems to have taken me over 6 months to prepare this episode of this series, for which I apologise. I seem to get distracted as I do my background research.
Since the notes explaining this subject are particularly long, they have been placed here: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1811_full_shownotes.html and an ePub version is also available here: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1811_full_shownotes.epub.
- University of Manchester:
- Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Manchester
- Prior to 2004: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_University_of_Manchester
- Manchester Museum: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Museum
- School of Computer Science: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_of_Computer_Science,_University_of_Manchester
- Behavioural Ecology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioral_ecology
- Experimental animals:
- Current Contents: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_Contents
- Card systems:
- Control Data Corporation CDC 7600: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CDC_7600
- Seymour Cray: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_Cray
- Cray-1 supercomputer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cray-1
- ICT (ICL) 1900 series: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICT_1900_series
- ICL GEORGE operating system: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEORGE_%28operating_system%29
- Card Punch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keypunch
- UMRCC videos on YouTube:
- The three-day week: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-Day_Week
- Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortran
- WikiBooks examples of Fortran: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Fortran/Fortran_examples#Simple_Fortran_IV_program
- Graph plotter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plotter
- NAG Library: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAG_Numerical_Library
- The Pascal language:
- Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal_%28programming_language%29
- "The Programming Language Pascal" 1973: http://www.standardpascal.com/The_Programming_Language_Pascal_1973.pdf
- Life and Times of a Geek part 1: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1664