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Computer Model Documentation Guide



Roger J. Martin


This document provides guidelines for preparing documentation for computer models. Recommended structures for four types of manuals providing audiences (managers, users, analysts, and programmers) is presented. This document specifies the content of sections and subsections for each type of manual. Manuals prepared using these guidelines will enable persons interested in a model to understand the capabilities and limitations of that model.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-73
Report Number


documentation, manuals, models, simulation


Martin, R. (1981), Computer Model Documentation Guide, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created January 7, 1981, Updated May 26, 2010