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:
CSIRAC 5 hole paper tape program in the form of a roll.
5 hole paper tapes were used primarily for data input and output rather than program input.
The program on the tape is titled "DES 20 lr/s w/o switch".
Further information may be found in the headers of either the .CVT or .TSP files.
Red adhesive tape has been adhered to beginning of roll of tape.
Donation from Computer Science Department, University of Melbourne (The), 05 Jan 2001
Type of item
Exhibition Collection Management
50 mm (Width), 50 mm (Height)