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12 Hole Paper Tape - CSIRAC Computer, Punch from Drum, T831.1, 1959-1964 Reg. No: HT 13509 195
- Paper tape, part of a collection of paper tape programs and sub-routines used for input to CSIRAC. This a program tape.
The collection includes the original University of Melbourne Computation Laboratory Paper Tape Library of 12 hole tapes of subroutines and programs, and program and data tapes from staff and outside users.
Most of the paper tapes were 12-track punched paper tapes. 5 hole paper tapes were used primarily for data input and output rather than program input. However, 5 hole program tapes could be produced by using Interprogram, an English language programming system rather than using machine language.
Each tape has a 'T' number. The Computation Laboratory Paper Tape Library consisted of tapes with a tape number less than 700. There were not 700 tapes but the number 700 was arbitrarily chosen to separate the Computation Laboratory Library tapes from user tapes.
Details of this tape:
Solar Tables Punch from 0,0 - 22,26 in drum in binary 12H
Further information may be found in the headers of either the .CVT or .TSP files.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from University of Melbourne (The) Computer Science & Software Engineering Department
|Tagged with:||computing, csirac computer, first generation computers, mainframe computers|
|Themes this item is part of:||John Spencer & CSIRAC - A Brief Biography, The CSIRAC Program Library, Classification of CSIRAC Programs & Routines, CSIRAC Paper Tape Library Collection, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection|
|Primary Classification:||COMPUTING & CALCULATING|
|Secondary Classification:||Digital Computing|
|Creator:||Mr. John Spencer, Brighton, Victoria, Australia, 1959-1964
John Spencer was creator and sole user for all tapes in the range T800 to T893 (except tapes T807 and T849 to 854 inclusive).
|Collector:||Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia, 1996
Tape was donated to the Powerhouse Museum by John Spencer.
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