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An Early Statistical Calculation
Found in: IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
By Keith Smillie
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 74-76
This Anecdotes department article describes an early analysis-of-variance program for the statistical design known as a Latin square. This program for statistical calculations was developed in 1956 on one of the first computers in Canada, an NCR 102D.
 
Donald McIntyre: Geologist, Historian, and Array Language Advocate, 1923–2009
Found in: IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
By Keith Smillie
Issue Date:January 2011
pp. 72-77
<p>Donald McIntyre was known throughout the APL and J community as the author of numerous papers on first APL developed by Kenneth Iverson and then on what Iverson termed the language's
 
Early Computing at the University of Alberta and the Introduction of the LGP-30
Found in: IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
By Keith Smillie
Issue Date:January 2007
pp. 65-73
To re-create the University of Alberta's computing milieu of some 40 years ago, this article surveys the University's computational procedures before the arrival of the first computer and discusses the University's acquisition and use of the LGP-30.
 
People, Languages, and Computers: A Short Memoir
Found in: IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
By Keith Smillie
Issue Date:April 2004
pp. 62-74
A memoir spanning school and career, colleagues and friends, and a variety of intellectual passions tells of a life well lived. The author's story touches on all these aspects, but its central focus is his research and work in Ottawa and at the University ...
 
Reviews
Found in: IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
By Paul E. Ceruzzi, Jonathan Reed Winkler, Robin Morris, Tim Bergin, Keith Smillie
Issue Date:October 2003
pp. 93-96
No summary available.
 
Reviews
Found in: IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
By Peggy Kidwell, Peter Robin Morris, Martin Campbell-Kelly, Arthur L. Norberg, Janet Abbate, Keith Smillie
Issue Date:April 2000
pp. 75-80
<p>The Reviews Department includes reviews of publications, films, audio and video tapes, and exhibits relating to the history of computing. Full-length studies of technical, economic, business, and institutional aspects or other works of interest to...
 
Reviews
Found in: IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
By Michael R. Williams, Keith Smillie, Michael S. MAhoney, Arthur L. Norberg
Issue Date:April 1998
pp. 85-88
No summary available.
 
The computer construction of weaving designs
Found in: Proceedings of the conference on Share knowledge share success (APL '97)
By Keith Smillie
Issue Date:January 1998
pp. 122-140
Weaving is the art of forming a fabric by interlacing threads at right angles and is performed on a frame called a loom. The threads at right angles to the weaver are the warp threads, and the threads parallel to the weaver and which are inserted between t...
     
Rolling dice: some notes on J and teaching probability
Found in: Proceedings of the international conference on APL (APL '93)
By Keith Smillie
Issue Date:August 1993
pp. 122-140
Neural networks, trained by backpropagation, are designed and described in the language J, an APL derivative with powerful function encapsulation features. Both the languages J [4,6,7] and APL [5] help to identify and isolate the parallelism that is inhere...
     
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