A computer program designed to produce tables from alphanumeric data

Open-File Report 78-875




This program is designed to produce tables from alphanumeric data. Each line of data that appears in the table is entered into a data file as a single line of data. Where necessary, a predetermined delimiter is added to break up the data into column data. The program can process the following types of data: (1) title, (2) headnote, (3) footnote, (4) two levels of column headers, (5) solid lines, (6) blank lines, (7) most types of numeric data, and (8) all types of alphanumeric data. In addition, the program can produce a series of continuation tables from large data sets. Fitting of all data to the final table format is performed by the program, although provisions have been made for user-modification of the final format. The width of the table is adjustable, but may not exceed 158 characters per line. The program is useful in that it permits alteration of original data or table format without having to physically retype all or portions of the table. The final results may be obtained quickly using interactive terminals, and execution of the program requires only minimal knowledge of computer usage. Tables produced may be of publishable quality, especially when reduced. Complete user documentation and program listing are included. NOTE: Although this program has been subjected to many tests a warranty on accuracy or proper functioning is neither implied nor expressed.

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A computer program designed to produce tables from alphanumeric data
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