Dataflow languages are languages that support the notion of data flowing from one operation to another. The flow concept gives dataflow languages the advantage of representing dataflow programs in graphical forms. This thesis presents a graphical programming system that supports the editing and simulating of dataflow programs. The system is implemented on an AT&T UnixTM PC.
A high level graphical dataflow language, GDF language, is defined in this thesis. In GDF language, all the operators are represented in graphical forms. A graphical dataflow program is formed by drawing the operators and connecting the arcs in the Graphical Editor which is provided by the system. The system also supports a simulator for simulating the execution of a dataflow program. It will allow a user to discover the power of concurrency and parallel processing. Several simulation control options are offered to facilitate the debugging of dataflow programs.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Visual programming languages (Computer science); Visual programming (Computer science)
Computer Science (MS)
Department, Program, or Center
Computer Science (GCCIS)
Alan R. Kaminsky
Donald L. Kreher
Peter G. Anderson
Jehng, Jyun-Jier Roland, "Graphical programming system for dataflow language" (1988). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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