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Philip S. Abrams

Philip S. Abrams American computer scientist

American computer scientist
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Intro American computer scientist
Is Computer scientist
From United States of America
Type Science Technology
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Philip S. Abrams is a computer science researcher who co-authored the first implementation of the APL programming language.


In 1962, Kenneth E. Iverson published his book A Programming Language, describing a mathematical notation for describing array operations in mathematics. In 1965, Abrams and Lawrence M. Breed produced a compiler that translated expressions in Iverson's APL notation into IBM 7090 machine code.

In the 1970s, he was vice president of development for STSC, Inc.

Selected works

  • Abrams, Philip S., An APL Machine, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), February, 1970.

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