Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Software StudiesA Lexicon$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Matthew Fuller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262062749

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use.date: 02 July 2022



(p.260) Variable
Software Studies

Derek Robinson

The MIT Press

This chapter begins with the distinctive definitions of a variable and continues with a discussion on the difference between programmer variables and statistician variables. It describes the role, function, and important uses of the variable in the field of programming, and also focuses on the technological advancements of high-level programming languages and their relationship with the variables. The later parts of the chapter discuss the concept that program variables act as the data representative agent and also explore the data structure concept.

Keywords:   program variables, high-level programming languages, data structure, data representation

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.