System Documentation Using Tables - a short course

Mr. Anton J. Wilder

Dr. J.V. Tucker

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


These are lecture notes for a shore course (five lectures) on tabular methods for system documentation that forms part of a second year undergraduate course on system development within the Department of Computer Science, University of Wales, Swansea, wales. The topics covered are: tables in the real world; tables and the system design life cycle; four documentation problems (word processor, calculator, polyline and dialogue box); general tables and tables of terms over algebras.

We are keen to receive comments, suggestions and information on the material in these notes.