PURPOSE: to interpret and translate the input data.
METHOD: The program utilizes free format for the data cards, that is, the program uses character recognition to determine which parameters are being read. In the IF statements containing A(1), A(2), A(3), and A(4), the first four characters on the data card are compared to the first four letters of the key words. This will determine the type of parameters that card contains. The other IF statements determine which parameters are being read.
Subroutine BLNK is called to remove the blank spaces on the parameter cards. Subroutines EQUAL and LEFT are called to determine the position of the equal character and the left paren, respectively. Subroutine NUMBER is called to convert the alpha-numeric characters to numbers, either fixed or floating point. This numerical value is assigned to the parameter just determined.
A detailed explanation of the data cards is found in Appendix II titled "Users Manual".
Goto User's Manual
See also the quick reference for the user's guide.
Goto Examples page
Goto Download Page
Return to ASAP Homepage
Last modified on: 3 Nov 2007