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Visual programming in R-technology: Concepts, systems and perspectives

  • Igor Ushakov
  • Igor Velbitskiy
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 753)

Abstract

This paper describes an efficient framework for software development environments based on R-charts and gives main concepts and aims of a project to the develop a visual user interface for the C++ programming language. R-charts are structured graphs which are used for visual specifications of algorithms, visual programming and debugging. They have been applied to different languages and have adopted by ISO as an alternative charting notation for the program constructs in ISO/IEC 8631. The user interface for C++ described in this paper incorporates the R-charts, OO diagrams and other visualization methods for visual specifications, data browsing and control flow visualization.

Keywords

Software Development Software Development Process Graphical Notation Graphical Editor Control Flow Graph 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor Ushakov
    • 1
  • Igor Velbitskiy
    • 2
  1. 1.Human Cognition Research LaboratoryThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  2. 2.International Software Technology Research Center-TECHNOSOFTKievUkraine

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