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Dr. Gordon I. Robertson
Engineering Research Center
Western Electric Corporation
P.O. Box 900
Princeton, N.J. 08540
Dear Dr. Robertson:
Enclosed is a DECtape of the PDP 11/45 software for the model Stanford
Arm you have ordered. Also enclosed is a listing of all the programs on
the DECtape. The DECtape was written using a Stanford University program.
The format is supposed to be compatible with standard PDP-10 DECtapes.
Please try to read this tape and compare it with the listing. Should you
have any big problems let us know.
We apparantly also have a program which will write DECtapes in PDP-11
format. As I have not tried it, I do not know whether it really works.
We will send you another copy of this software when we deliver the arm. It will
include the proper calibration constants for your arm.
If you care to have this final tape in that format let me know.
The programs supplied assemble on the Stanford University PDP-11/45.
This does not use the standard DEC assembler, but from our experience with
General Motors Corp., you should easily be able to change some of the
little details to enable the code to assemble on a standard DEC operating
system. This should also be the case with using the PDP-11/34 with the
new optional floating point unit DEC is supplying. (DEC informs me that
the floating point instruction set for the /34 is like the /45, rather
than like the /40 as I originally thought.)
We are now testing your arm and hope to have it running on the
Stanford computer in a couple of weeks. We will let you know our progress
on about Oct. 15. I am still planning on delivering the arm around Nov.
Should you have any furthur questions, please let me know.\.