Category : BASIC Source Code
Archive   : FLESHOFF.ZIP
Filename : FLESHOFF.DOC

 
Output of file : FLESHOFF.DOC contained in archive : FLESHOFF.ZIP
Here is a program to generate a series of numbers that approximate a
normal distribution. You input the number of samples to generate and
the mean of the distribution. The code is definitely "no-frills", but
exactly what (in my opinion) BASIC is for.

Sequences of this type are useful when you want to set up an environment
in which an event occurs, ON THE AVERAGE, after a preset interval. The
probability of the occurence of the event at any particular time is,
however, relativily independent of the time since the last occurence of
the event.

The program is based upon the procedure presented by Fleshler and Hoffman
(1962). PLEASE get their reference for a complete description!

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REF: Should be available at any large library

Fleshler, M., and Hoffman, H.S. (1962) A progression for generating
variable interval schedules. Journal of the Experimental Analysis
of Behavior, 5, 529-530.

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Files:
FLESHOFF.BAS - GWBASIC EXECUTABLE SOURCE
FLESHOFF.ASC - GWBASIC SOURCE IN ASCII FORMAT
FLESHOFF.DOC - THIS FILE

As far as I am concerned these files are public domain. If you choose
to distribute them, however, I request that you include all three files
in their original state.

Ray




  3 Responses to “Category : BASIC Source Code
Archive   : FLESHOFF.ZIP
Filename : FLESHOFF.DOC

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/mtswslnk/