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Paper Tape - 5 Hole, CSIRAC Computer, Blank, 1959-1964 Object Reg. No: ST 044807

Summary:
Paper tape program part of a collection of paper tape programs used for input to CSIRAC. Roll of CSIRAC 5 hole tape Tape in blank (has not been punched)

The collection includes the original University of Melbourne Computation Laboratory Paper Tape Library of 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.
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. Tapes 800 to 899 belonged to John Spencer.

Details of this tape:
Roll of blank 5 hole tape paper tape, that is, it has not been punched to store data to be used to input or output data for CSIRAC.
5 hole paper tapes were used primarily for data input and output rather than program input.
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 Department, 2001
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 2 cm (Height), 16.5 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: computers, computing, papers, programmes, technology
Themes this item is part of: Classification of CSIRAC Programs & Routines, CSIRAC Paper Tape Library Collection, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: software
User: University of Melbourne (The), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 1959-1964

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