dave.g4ugm at gmail.com dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 17:11:32 CST 2021

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> On Behalf Of Nemo Nusquam
> via cctalk
> Sent: 15 January 2021 21:51
> To: Toby Thain <toby at telegraphics.com.au>; General Discussion: On-Topic
> and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Subject: Re: APL\360
> On 01/15/21 14:25, Toby Thain wrote:
> > On 2021-01-15 1:33 p.m., Nemo Nusquam via cctalk wrote:
> >> As a grad student, I still remember the row of APL terminals at the
> >> computer centre with their APL-specific keyboards, always ruing that
> >> I had no time to learn it.
> > Seems backwards when students have no time to learn things. Just sayin

> I was in math, not computer science.  APL would have been a curiousity and
> nothing else.

I was in Mathematics (sorry I am English) and I wrote code in APL to do Critical Path Analysis with Heuristic Resource Levelling in APL. Sadly I no longer have the code.
I believe APL was widely used by actuaries to calculate life assurance premiums because of its ability to do array manipulations, 

> N.


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