Transcode, A System of Automatic Coding for FERUT

@article{Hume1955TranscodeAS,
  title={Transcode, A System of Automatic Coding for FERUT},
  author={J. N. P. Hume and Beatrice H. Worsley},
  journal={J. ACM},
  year={1955},
  volume={2},
  pages={243-252}
}
Transcode is a translation and organization program which enables FERUT, a single-address, fixed-point binary computer to operate as a three-address floating-decimal machine. FERUT is an exact counterpart of the Ferranti Computer 1 installed in the University of Manchester, England, in 1951. Transcode is an example of automatic coding 2 such as has been developed for other computers 3'4. Transcode has simple mnemonic instructions and a set of tape controls which facilitate the organization of… CONTINUE READING
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