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Document Type

Research

Keywords

EDP system for floristic data, computerization of Iowa flora, Iowa vascular flora, BIOBANK EDP system

Abstract

BIOBANK is an electronic data processing (EDP) system for storing and processing the accumulated data on the vascular flora of Iowa. This computerized system was designed as a tool to facilitate floristic research by systematists who may have had little or no training in computer operation. Thus, a minimum of coding is used; the usual kinds of information are entered into the system and the printouts are in traditional formats. The programs, which together form the BIOBANK system, are written in the PL/1 programming language. The data processed by the system can be: 1) of varying lengths; 2) stored in the data bank; 3) modified or corrected; 4) merged as desired; and 5) retrieved in a variety of ways by the search and store facilities of the system. Because of the flexibility of the BIOBANK system, it can be readily adapted to process other kinds of data.

Publication Date

March 1979

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

86

Issue

1

First Page

15

Last Page

18

Copyright

© Copyright 1979 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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