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Title: Bell Zoning- An Example of Code Archaeology

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1345323
Report Number(s):
LLNL-PROC-723522
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at: NECDC 2016, Livermore, CA, United States, Oct 17 - Oct 21, 2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

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Managan, R A. Bell Zoning- An Example of Code Archaeology. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Managan, R A. Bell Zoning- An Example of Code Archaeology. United States.
Managan, R A. Fri . "Bell Zoning- An Example of Code Archaeology". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1345323.
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