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NCJ Number: 68013 Find in a Library
Title: TPL (TABLE PRODUCING LANGUAGE) PRIMER - AN INTRODUCTION TO TABLE PRODUCING LANGUAGE
Author(s): B B NOBLE
Corporate Author: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc
Washington, DC 20036
National Criminal Justice Information & Statistics Service
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Grant Number: 78-SS-AX-0028
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TABLE PRODUCING LANGUAGE (TPL) IS A SET OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS WHICH PRODUCES PRINTED TABLES FROM MACHINE-READABLE DATA FILES.
Abstract: TPL CAN BE USED TO SELECT DATA FROM DISPLAY, COMPUTE NEW VARIABLES FROM OLD VALUES, AND TO FORMAT MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF STATISTICAL TABLES. TPL WAS WRITTEN BY THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS AND CONVERTED TO RUN UNDER THE MICHIGAN TERMINAL SYSTEM BY THE LEAA RESEARCH SUPPORT CENTER. EACH TPL STATEMENT, INCLUDING USE, TABLE, SELECT, DEFINE, COMPUTE, AND POST COMPUTE, IS MODELED, SHOWING FORMAT AND CONTENT, WITH EXAMPLES OF USE. THE PROCEDURES FOR GENERATING A TPL CODEBOOK DESCRIBING THE DATA FILES IN USE FOR THE PARTICULAR TABLE ARE EXPLAINED. THE VARIABLES USED TO SET UP THE TABLES ARE DEFINED, AND EXAMPLES SHOW THEIR USE. AN APPENDIX PRESENTS A SAMPLE CODEBOOK AND DATA FILE WITH THE RESULTANT TABLE.
Index Term(s): Computer generated reports; Computer languages
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