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Meaning of FORMAL

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1. FORmula MAnipulation Language.

An early fortran extension for symbolic mathematics.

["FORMAL, A Formula Manipulation Language", C.K. Mesztenyi, Computer Note CN-1, CS Dept, U Maryland (Jan 1971)].

2. A data manipulation language for nonprogrammers from ibm lasc.

["FORMAL: A Forms-Oriented and Visual-Directed Application System", N.C. Shu, IEEE Computer 18(8):38-49 (1985)].

 
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