3. NATURE OF PHYSICAL PROBLEM SOLVED
In treating experimental data certain problems (curve fitting etc.) repeat themselves with only small variations. LAZY is a general programme capable of treating many of these problems and has the following main features.
A - Facilities for tabulation, derivation, integration, least square fitting, calculation of roots and solution of differential equations are built in. The method to be used is chosen on the input list.
B - The function to be treated is given in mathematical notation on the input list. The rules to write this function are fairly general and most of the expressions frequently used can be formed.