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algorithms for their traversal. Notations for referring to fields within nodes are generally of two kinds: The name of the field either precedes or follows the pointer designation. Thus, while we have written 舠INFO(P)舡 in this chapter, some other authors write, for example, 舠P.INFO舡. At the time this chapter was prepared, the two notations seemed to be equally prominent. The notation adopted here has the great advantage that it translates immediately into FORTRAN, COBOL, or similar languages, if

order 249 digits are all zero. The exact value of 1000! was calculated by H. S. Uhler using a desk calculator and much patience over a period of several years, and appears in Scripta Mathematica 21 (1955), 266舑267. It begins with 402 38726 00770 ... . (The last step in the calculation, to multiply the two numbers 750! and , was performed on UNIVAC I by John W. Wrench, Jr., 舠in the extraordinary time of 2Ɖ minutes.舡 Nowadays, of course, a desktop machine easily produces 1000! in a fraction of a

let B0 be a matrix like A0 but with arc e deleted, and let C0 be the matrix like A0 but with all arcs except e that lead from Vj deleted. Example: If , j = 1, and e is an arc from V1 to V0, then , . In general we have det A0 = det B0 + det C0, since the matrices agree in all rows except row j, and A0 is the sum of B0 and C0 in that row. Moreover, the number of oriented subtrees of G is the number of subtrees that do not use e (namely, det B0, by induction) plus the number that do use e (namely,

field of a previous line may not be used except as the A-part of an instruction. In particular, it may not be used (a) in connection with arithmetic operations; or (b) in the ADDRESS field of EQU, ORIG, or CON. For example, LDA 2F+1 and CON 3F are both illegal. This restriction has been imposed in order to allow more efficient assembly of programs, and the experience gained in writing this set of books has shown that it is a mild limitation that rarely makes much difference. Actually MIX has

to yellow (it is assigned as the current buffer), NEXTG moves clockwise, and we arrive at the position shown in Fig. 24(a). If now the input is completed, another anticipated block is present; so the buffer changes from red to green, and NEXTR moves over as shown in Fig. 24(b). If the RELEASE operation follows next, we obtain Fig. 24(c). For an example concerning output, see Fig. 27 on page 226. That illustration shows the 舠colors舡 of buffer areas as a function of time, in a program that opens