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A Bibliography of APL and J

Items are arranged in chronological order.

  • Iverson, K.E., The Zeros of the Partial Sums of e^z, Mathematical Tables and Other Aids to Computation, 1953-07. link (0.5M)
  • Iverson, K.E., Machine Solutions of Linear Differential Equations: Applications to a Dynamic Economic Model, Doctoral Thesis, Harvard University, 1954-01. link; quotations
  • Iverson, K.E., Graduate Instruction and Research, Proceedings of the First Conference on Training Personnel for the Computing Machine Field, Arvid W. Jacobson, editor, Wayne State University, 1954-06. link
  • Iverson, K.E., The Description of Finite Sequential Processes, Symposium on Information Theory, Royal Institution, London, 1960-08-29. link
  • Iverson, K.E., A Programming Language, Wiley, 1962-05. link
  • Iverson, K.E., A Programming Language, Proceedings of the AFIPS Spring Joint Computer Conference, San Francisco, 1962-05-01 to -03. link
  • Falkoff, A.D., Algorithms for Parallel-Search Memories, Journal of the ACM, Volume 9, Number 4, 1962-10. link
  • Iverson, K.E., A Common Language for Hardware, Software, and Applications, Proceedings of the AFIPS Fall Joint Computer Conference, Philadelphia, 1962-12-04 to -06. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Programming Notation in System Design, IBM Systems Journal, Volume 2, Number 2, 1963-06. link
  • Brooks, F.P., Jr., and K.E. Iverson, Automatic Data Processing, Wiley, 1963-07.
  • Iverson, K.E., Formalism in Programming Languages, Communications of the ACM, Volume 7, Number 2, 1964-02. link
  • Falkoff, A.D., K.E. Iverson, and E.H. Sussenguth, A Formal Description of SYSTEM/360, IBM Systems Journal, Volume 3, Number 3, 1964. link (4.1M)
  • Iverson, K.E., Elementary Functions: An Algorithmic Treatment, Science Research Associates, 1966. link
  • Falkoff, A.D., and K.E. Iverson, The APL\360 Terminal System, Research Report RC-1922, IBM, 1967-10-16. link
  • Falkoff, A.D., and K.E. Iverson, APL\360 User's Manual, IBM, 1968-08. link (7.3M)
  • Pakin, S., APL\360 Reference Manual, Science Research Associates, 1968.
  • Falkoff, A.D., APL\360 History, Proceedings of the APL Users Conference at SUNY Binghamton, 1969-07-11. link
  • Berry, P.C., APL\360 Primer, IBM, 1969. link (13M)
  • Gilman, L.I., and A.J. Rose, APL\360: An Interactive Approach, IBM, 1969; 2nd Edition, APL: An Interactive Approach, Wiley, 1974. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Algebra: An Algorithmic Treatment, Addison-Wesley, 1972. link
  • Iverson, K.E., APL in Exposition, IBM Philadelphia Scientific Center Technical Report No. 320-3010, 1972-01. link (2.0M)
  • Falkoff, A.D., and K.E. Iverson, The Design of APL, IBM Journal of Research and Development, Volume 17, Number 4, 1973-07. link
  • McDonnell, E.E., Complex Floor, APL73, 1973.
  • Clements, D.T. (host), The Origins of APL, an interview of P.S. Abrams, L.M. Breed, A.D. Falkoff, K.E. Iverson, and R.D. Moore, 1974. link
  • Anon, Iverson Receives Harry Goode Award, APL Quote Quad, Volume 6, Number 2, Summer 1975. link
  • McDonnell, E.E., A Notation for the GCD and LCM Functions, APL75, 1975-06-11. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Elementary Analysis, APL Press, 1976. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Two Combinatoric Operators, APL76, 1976-09-24. link
  • McDonnell, E.E., Zero Divided by Zero, APL76, 1976-09-24. link
  • Perlis, A.J., In Praise of APL: A Language for Lyrical Programming, SIAM News, 1977-06. link
  • Perlis, A.J., Almost Perfect Artifacts Improve only in Small Ways: APL is more French than English, APL78, 1978-03-29. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Operators and Functions, Research Report #RC7091, IBM, 1978-04-26. link
  • Falkoff, A.D., and K.E. Iverson, The Evolution of APL, ACM SIGPLAN Notices, Volume 13, Number 8, 1978-08. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Programming Style in APL, 1978 APL Users Meeting Proceedings, 1978-09-18. link
  • Anon, APL\360 Developers Photo, 1978-09. link
  • Iverson, K.E., The Derivative Operator, APL79, APL Quote Quad, Volume 9, Number 4, 1979-06. link
  • Iverson, K.E., The Role of Operators in APL, APL79, APL Quote Quad, Volume 9, Number 4, 1979-06. link
  • McDonnell, E.E., Fuzzy Residue, APL79, APL Quote Quad, Volume 9, Number 4, 1979-6. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Operators, ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems, Volume 1, Number 2, 1979-10. link
  • McDonnell, E.E., The Socio-Technical Beginnings of APL, APL Quote Quad, Volume 10, Number 2, 1979-12. link
  • Berry, P.C., SHARP APL Reference Manual, I.P. Sharp Associates, 1979-03; Additions and Corrections, 1981-06.
  • McDonnell, E.E., and J.O. Shallit, Extending APL to Infinity, APL80, North-Holland Publishing Company, 1980. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Notation as a Tool of Thought, Communications of the ACM, Volume 23, Number 8, 1980-08. link
  • Bernecky, R., and K.E. Iverson, Operators and Enclosed Arrays, 1980 APL Users Meeting Proceedings, 1980-10-06. link
  • Iverson, K.E., The Inductive Method of Introducing APL, 1980 APL Users Meeting Proceedings, 1980-10-06. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., The N Queens Problem, APL Quote Quad, Volume 11, Number 3, 1981-03. link
  • Iverson, K.E., and P.K. Wooster, A Function Definition Operator, APL81, APL Quote Quad, Volume 12, Number 1, 1981-09. link
  • Falkoff, A.D., and K.E. Iverson, A Source Book in APL (with an introduction by E.E. McDonnell), APL Press, 1981-09. link
  • Orth, D.L., A Comparison of the IPSA and STSC Implementations of Operators and General Arrays, APL Quote Quad, Volume 12, Number 2, 1981-12. link
  • Iverson, K.E., and A.T. Whitney, Practical Uses of a Model of APL, APL82, APL Quote Quad, Volume 13, Number 1, 1982-09. link
  • Montalbano, M., A Personal History of APL, IBM Technical Report TR-03.214, 1982-10. link (0.2M)
  • Azzarello, A.E., APL Quote Quad: The Early Years, APL Press, 1982-11.
  • Iverson, K.E., Rationalized APL, I.P. Sharp Associates, 1983-01-06; revision 1, 1983-04-04. link
  • Iverson, K.E., APL Syntax and Semantics, APL83, APL Quote Quad, Volume 13, Number 3, 1983-03. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Applied Mathematics for Programmers, I.P. Sharp Associates, 1984.
  • Iverson, K.E., R.H. Pesch, and J.H. Schueler, An Operator Calculus, APL84, APL Quote Quad, Volume 14, Number 4, 1984-06. link
  • Iverson, K.E., A Dictionary of the APL Language, I.P. Sharp Associates, multiple drafts between 1984-12 and 1986-07.
  • Tu, H.C., and A.J. Perlis, FAC: A Functional APL Language, IEEE Software, 1986-01.
  • Iverson, K.E., Mathematics and Programming, I.P. Sharp Associates, 1986-07.
  • Iverson, K.E., A Concise Dictionary of APL, I.P. Sharp Associates, 1986-07.
  • Iverson, K.E., A Dictionary of APL, I.P. Sharp Associates, 1986-07 and 1987-03.
  • Hodgkinson, R., APL Procedures, APL86, APL Quote Quad, Volume 16, Number 4, 1986-07-07. link
  • Pesch, R.H., Empty Frames in SHARP APL, APL86, APL Quote Quad, Volume 16, Number 4, 1986-07-07. link
  • Steinbrook, D.H., SAX Reference, I.P. Sharp Associates, 1986.
  • Hui, R.K.W., Some Uses of { and }, APL87, APL Quote Quad, Volume 17, Number 4, 1987-05. link
  • Iverson, K.E., APL87, APL87, APL Quote Quad, Volume 17, Number 4, 1987-05. link
  • Iverson, K.E., A Dictionary of APL, APL Quote Quad, Volume 18, Number 1, 1987-09. [[1]]
  • McDonnell, E.E., Life: Nasty, Brutish and Short, APL88, APL Quote Quad, Volume 18, Number 2, 1987-12. link
  • Iverson, K.E., A Commentary on APL Development, APL Quote Quad, Volume 19, Number 1, 1988-09. link
  • Iverson, K.E., and E.E. McDonnell, Phrasal Forms, APL89, APL Quote Quad, Volume 19, Number 4, 1989-08. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., and K.E. Iverson, APL\?, Toronto APLSIG Presentation, 1990-02-26. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., K.E. Iverson, E.E. McDonnell, and A.T. Whitney, APL\?, APL90, APL Quote Quad, Volume 20, Number 4, 1990-07. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., and K.E. Iverson, J Shareware Distributed at APL90, 1990-07. link (0.1M)
  • Iverson, K.E., A Dictionary of J, Vector, Volume 7, Number 2, 1990-10. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Programming in J, Iverson Software Inc., 1990-10, 1992.
  • Iverson, K.E., Tangible Math, Iverson Software Inc., 1991.
  • Iverson, K.E., Arithmetic, Iverson Software Inc., 1991. link (0.4M)
  • Bernecky, R., and R.K.W. Hui, Gerunds and Representations, APL91, APL Quote Quad, Volume 21, Number 4, 1991-08. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., K.E. Iverson, and E.E. McDonnell, Tacit Definition, APL91, APL Quote Quad, Volume 21, Number 4, 1991-08. link
  • McIntyre, D.B., Mastering J, APL91, APL Quote Quad, Volume 21, Number 4, 1991-08. link
  • Iverson, K.E., A Personal View of APL, IBM Systems Journal, Volume 30, Number 4, 1991-12. link
  • McIntyre, D.B., Language as an Intellectual Tool: From Hieroglyphics to APL, IBM Systems Journal, Volume 30, Number 4, 1991-12. link (2.4M)
  • Hui, R.K.W., An Implementation of J, Iverson Software Inc., 1992-01-27. link
  • Knuth, D.E., Two Notes on Notation, American Mathematical Monthly, Volume 99, Number 5, 1992-05-01. link (0.2M)
  • Iverson, K.E., Calculus, Iverson Software Inc., 1993. link (0.6M)
  • McDonnell, E.E., At Work and Play in the Fields of J, Iverson Software Inc., 1993. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Revisiting Rough Spots, APL Quote Quad, Volume 24, Number 3, 1994-03. link
  • Reiter, C.A. Fractals, Visualization, and J, 1995, 2000, 2007. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Concrete Math Companion, Iverson Software Inc., 1995-05-11. link (0.4M)
  • Hui, R.K.W., Rank and Uniformity, APL95, APL Quote Quad, Volume 25, Number 4, 1995-06. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., and K.E. Iverson, Representations of Recursion, APL95, APL Quote Quad, Volume 25, Number 4, 1995-06. link (0.1M)
  • McIntyre, D.B., The Role of Composition in Computer Programming, APL95, APL Quote Quad, Volume 25, Number 4, 1995-06. link (0.1M)
  • Pountain, D., The Joy of J, Byte, Volume 20, Number 9, 1995-09. link
  • Iverson, E.B., J Primer, Jsoftware Inc., 1996, 2001. link
  • Burke, C.D., R.K.W. Hui, K.E. Iverson, E.E. McDonnell, and D.B. McIntyre, J Phrases, Jsoftware Inc., 1996. link
  • Burke, C.D., and R.K.W. Hui, J for the APL Programmer, APL Quote Quad, Volume 27, Number 1, 1996-09. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Exploring Math, Iverson Software Inc., 1996. link (0.4M)
  • Iverson, K.E., Computers and Mathematical Notation, Iverson Software Inc., 1996. link
  • Iverson, K.E., The Essentials of J, J User Conference Proceedings, 1996-06-24. link
  • Drummond, B., Citation for Dr. Kenneth Iverson, York University, 1998-06-11. link
  • Burke, C.D., R.K.W. Hui, E.B. Iverson, K.E. Iverson, and K.B. Iverson, ICFP '98 Functional Programming Contest, 1998-08-27. link
  • Smillie, K.W., J Companion for Statistical Calculations, 1999-01. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Math for the Layman, Jsoftware Inc., 1999. link (0.3M)
  • Reiter, C.A., J in the Math Classroom: Number Theory, 1999-02-01. link
  • Reiter, C.A., J in the Math Classroom: Linear Algebra, 1999-09-03. link
  • Soliton Ltd., SHARP APL for Unix Documentation Suite, Version 6, 2000. link (4.5M)
  • Smillie, K.W., A Lecture on Array Languages, 2000-06. link
  • 郭平欣, J 語言初步, 2001. link (0.6M)
  • Thomson, N.J., J: The Natural Language for Analytic Computing, Research Studies Press, 2001-10-12.
  • Alvord, L., and N.J. Thomson, Easy J, 2002-10. link (0.3M)
  • Reiter, C.A., J in the Math Classroom: Discrete Math, 2003. link
  • Burke, C.D., and C.A. Reiter, A Brief J Reference, 2004, 2008-04. link (0.2M)
  • Rich, H., J for C Programmers, 2004, 2007-10-03. link (0.9M)
    • German translation: Schmidt-Gröttrup, M., J für C Programmierer, 2006-12-22. link (2.8M)
  • Hui, R.K.W., Remembering Ken Iverson, 2004-11. link
  • Stokes, R., Learning J, 2005. link
  • Peelle, H.A., Mathematical Computing in J: Introduction, Research Studies Press, 2005-03-30.
  • Hui, R.K.W., editor, Ken Iverson Quotations and Anecdotes, 2005-09-30, 2010-01-11. link
  • Taylor, S.J., et al,  A Tribute to Ken Iverson, Vector, Volume 22, Number 3, 2006-08. link
  • Iverson, K.E., APL in the New Millennium, Vector, Volume 22, Number 3, 2006-08. link
  • > Reiter, C.A., Memories of the Mysterious Ken, APL Quote Quad, Volume 35, Number 3, 2007-09. link
  • Rich, H., and R. Sherlock, J Reference Card, 2007-10-03, 2008-03-01. link (0.2M)
  • Iverson, K.E., with D.B. McIntyre, Kenneth E. Iverson, 2008. link
  • Rich, H., J Essentials, 2008, 2010. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., and K.E. Iverson, J Introduction & Dictionary, Jsoftware Inc., 2008-02-29. link
    • Russian translation: Метлов, К.Л., Словарь языка J, 2006-09-04. link
    • Chinese translation: 郭平欣, J字典, 2000-12-02. link
  • McDonnell, E.E., At Play With J, Ian Clark, editor, Vector Books, 2009-03. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., From APL to J, 2009-03-21. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., editor, Eugene McDonnell Papers and Articles, 2009-05-12, 2010-08-26. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., editor, Eugene McDonnell Quotations and Anecdotes, 2009-05-14, 2010-09-20. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., Inner Product — An Old/New Problem, 2009-06-07. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., Rank Operator: An Idea Worth --(Stealing)-- Borrowing, 2009-09-15. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., On Average, 2009-09-18. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., Is Index Origin 0 a Hindrance?, 2010-07-26. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., Bring Something Beautiful, Vector, Volume 24, Number 4, 2010-09. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., Hashing for Tolerant Index Of, 2010-09-16. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., editor, APL Quotations and Anecdotes, 2010-09-18; 2013-01-31. link
  • Hui, R.K.W., What is an Array?, 2010-12-29. link


SHARP APL Technical Notes

Some J features had their beginnings in the 1970s and 1980s in SHARP APL, a product of I.P. Sharp Associates. They were described in documents known as SHARP APL Technical Notes (SATNs).

  • Anon, Execute, SATN 6, 1976-01-01.
  • Anon, Latent Expression, SATN 7, 1976-01-01.
  • Anon, Formatting Primitive, SATN 17, 1976-07-15.
  • Anon, ⎕fmt, SATN 18, 1976-07-01.
  • Bernecky, R., Comparison Tolerance, SATN 23, 1977-06-10; revision 1, 1978-07-15. link
  • Anon, Numeric Display, SATN 30, 1979-01-01.
  • Bernecky, R., Replication, SATN 34, 1980-09-10.
  • Wooster, P.K., Extended Upgrade and Downgrade, SATN 35, 1980-09-15.
  • Iverson, K.E., Direct Definition, SATN 36, 1980-10.
  • Lathwell, R.H., The SHARP APL S-task Interface, SATN 39, 1981-06-01. link
  • McDonnell, E.E., Complex Numbers, SATN 40, 1981-06-20. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Composition and Enclosure, SATN 41, 1981-06-20. link
  • Iverson, K.E., Determinant-Like Functions Produced by the Dot-Operator, SATN 42, 1982-04-01. link
  • Wooster, P.K., Improved Display for Enclosed Arrays and a New System Variableps, SATN 43, 1982-11-05.
  • Bernecky, R., K.E. Iverson, E.E. McDonnell, R.C. Metzger, and J.H. Schueler, Language Extensions of May 1983, SATN 45, 1983-05-02. link



Contributed by Roger Hui.