Programming in a data factory

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Programming in a data factory
Among the advantages of visual dataflow programming is that it can give the user a sense of location for the data in a computation. This can help novices build a mental picture of a program and its execution. This paper presents an experimental programming system called the Data Factory that uses a manufacturing metaphor to give data an even stronger sense of place. A key affordance for learners is the explicit display of every data object as it moves through a factory. The system provides facilities for handling streams of data and parallel operations, as well as basic operations on numerical values. The Data Factory supports low-level computations that might be studied by novices, but it also offers novel constructs that might invite the attention of others.
Steven L. Tanimoto
Added 05 Jul 2010
Updated 05 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2003
Where VL
Authors Steven L. Tanimoto
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