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Paper Tape - 12 Hole, CSIRAC Computer, Rabaul Drum Data, T884, 1963 Document Reg. No: ST 044695

Summary:
Paper tape program part of a collection of paper tape programs used for input to CSIRAC.

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 CSIRAC 12 hole paper tape.
Tape No T884 Solar Tables: Rabaul Drum data 3/7/63
Further information may be found in the headers of either the .CVT or .TSP files.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr. John Spencer, 2000
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 6.2 mm (Height), 2.6 mm (Width), 2.6 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: computers, computing, programmes
Themes this item is part of: John Spencer & CSIRAC - A Brief Biography, 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
Inscriptions: Tape is titled: 'T884 RABAUL DRUM DATA 3/7/63'
Creator: Mr. John Spencer, Brighton, Victoria, Australia, 1963

John Spencer was creator and sole user for all tapes in the range T800 to T893 (except tapes T807 and T849 to 854 inclusive).

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