This thesis describes the rationale for a computer program used as a teaching aid, as well as, the design, development, and implementation of that computer program. The program is a prototype that displays, line by line, a graphical depiction of a BASIC program being executed. Icons are used to represent FOR-NEXT loops, the contents of variables, I/O, and other programming elements. The internal logic associated with the Arithmetic-Logic Unit is also represented. The purpose is to produce an environment where the student may visualize the processes occurring in memory by viewing a symbolic portrayal of an executing program. The example program is at an introductory- to intermediate-level, designed to be a review for the novice BASIC programming student.
Lile, Sherry A.; Dekock, Arlan R.; Prater, John Bruce; and Dawson, Darrow Finch, "A Graphical Representation of an Executing Program" (1984). Computer Science Technical Reports. 4.
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