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Paper Tape - 12 Hole, CSIRAC Computer, Fixed/Floating_Inverse. T351, 1955-1964 Document Reg. No: ST 044794

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 T351 B113 "Fixed/Floating - Inverse". From CSIRAC Paper Tape Library.
For more documentation on the contents of this tape see folder 12, inventory id HT13511.21
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: 50 mm (Height), 50 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: are of tape rolled up

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Tagged with: computers, computing, papers, programmes, technology, making history - csirac
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
Inscriptions: Tape is titled "CSIRAC LIBRARY T351 B113 FLOATING INVERSE OF FRACTION"
User: University of Melbourne (The), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1964

This item was used in the programming of CSIRAC.

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