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Data processing

Author: T F Fry
Publisher: London ; Boston : Butterworths, 1983.
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Data Processing discusses the principles, practices, and associated tools in data processing. The book is comprised of 17 chapters that are organized into three parts. The first part covers the characteristics, systems, and methods of data processing. Part 2 deals with the data processing practice; this part discusses the data input, output, and storage. The last part discusses topics related to systems and software  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fry, T.F. (Thomas Frederick).
Data processing
(DLC) 83013296
(OCoLC)9757754
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T F Fry
ISBN: 9781483105260 1483105261
OCLC Number: 881847614
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Front Cover; Data Processing; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; PART 1 : Data processing principles; Chapter 1. Introducing data; Data; Data processing; Data processing system; Information; Data: where from?; Data: types of record; Data processing operations; Data recording and processing in practice; Data processing methods; Exercises; Chapter 2. Data: some characteristics; Structure of data; Types of data; Identification of data; Types of code; Data origination and capture; Recording data; Data preparation; Data storage; Exercises; Chapter 3. Data processing systems; What is a system? Relationship between systems within the organization as a wholeSystems structure; Elements of a system; Data processing objectives; Other considerations; Exercises; Chapter 4. Data processing methods; Manual processing; Accounting machines; Punched card systems; Electronic calculators; Computers; Exercises; PART 2: Data processing practice; Chapter 5. Introducing computers; Analogue computers; Digital computers; Basic elements of a computer; Types of digital computer; Exercises; Chapter 6. Representing data in a computer; Binary arithmetic; Conversion from decimal to binary notation Conversion from binary to decimal notationBinary fractions; Principles of binary arithmetic; Binary coded decimal; Octal number system; Hexadecimal number system; Alphabetic characters in binary; Exercises; Chapter 7. Data input; Punched cards; Punched paper tape; Magnetic ink character recognition (MICR); Badges; Key-to-tape; Key-to-disc; Teletype terminals; Visual display units; Microcomputer input; Acoustic (voice) input; Exercises; Chapter 8. Output; Printers; Visual display units; Digital increment plotter (graph plotter); Acoustic output; Exercises; Chapter 9. Computer storage Central processor storeExternal storage; Storage back-up systems; Exercises; Chapter 10. Processing by computer; Exercises; Chapter 11. Processing modes; Batch processing; Factors affecting other operating modes; Time sharing; Real-time systems; Distributed processing; Microcomputer processing; Exercises; PART 3. Systems and software; Chapter 12. The computer data processing system; Factors influencing structure of computer system; Development of a computer system; Exercises; Chapter 13. Checks and controls; Batch controls; Check digit verification; Verification; Parity check; Validation Checks on reading, writing and transfer of dataSecurity of data and program files; Exercises; Chapter 14. Computer languages and programs; Low-level languages; High-level languages; FORTRAN (FORmula TRANslator); Algol (ALGOrithmic Language); COBOL (COmmon Business Oriented Language); PL/1 (Programming Language 1); Types of program; Exercises; Chapter 15. Program elements and structures:developing a program; Program elements; Program structures; Development of a computer program; Exercises; Chapter 16. Organization of a data processing department; The data processing manager
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Data Processing discusses the principles, practices, and associated tools in data processing. The book is comprised of 17 chapters that are organized into three parts. The first part covers the characteristics, systems, and methods of data processing. Part 2 deals with the data processing practice; this part discusses the data input, output, and storage. The last part discusses topics related to systems and software in data processing, which include checks and controls, computer language and programs, and program elements and structures. The text will be useful to practitioners of computer-rel.

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