Tabular Representation of Relations

Dr. David Lorge Parnas
(parnas@mcmaster.ca)

Software Engineering Research Group
CRL, McMaster University,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1


Abstract

Multi-dimensional mathematical expressions, called tables, have proven to be useful for documenting digital systems. This paper describes 10 classes of tables, giving their syntax and semantics. Several abbreviations that can be useful in tables are introduced. Simple examples are provided.