oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Slide rule to computer - memoirs of greybeard engineers
|Article Title||Slide rule to computer - memoirs of greybeard engineers|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Jan 1975|
|Pages||37 - 39|
The CED's early designs were by slide rule, manual (and later electric) calculators, and logarithmic tables. Perhaps the first electronic work was the capture, on Hollerith punched cards, of the 1954 traffic survey. Six years later they hired an ICT 1301, using in-house programmes in machine language, but with a Macro Auto Coding compiler for number crunching.
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