Definition of Input file

1. Noun. (computer science) a computer file that contains data that serve as input to a device or program.

Exact synonyms: Input Data
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Computer File



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Input File

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inpossibles
inpour
inpoured
inpouring
inpourings
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input
input-output section
input-output sections
input-output table
input/output
input data
input device
input devices
input file (current term)
input program
input routine
input signal
inputs
inputtable
inputted
inputter
inputters
inputting
inqilab
inqilabs
inquartation
inquere
inquered

Literary usage of Input file

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Step-by-Step Programming with Base SAS(R) Software by SAS Institute (2001)
"input file and SAS Data Set for Examples The examples in this chapter use one input file** ... The input file contains the enrollment and exam grades for an ..."

2. SAS(R) 9.1.3 Language Reference:: Dictionary, Fifth Edition, Volumes 1-4 by SAS Institute (2006)
"... DATA step terminates when SAS reaches an end of file on the shortest input file. ... Read all input records from the currently */ /* opened input file, ..."

3. SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference: Concepts by SAS Institute (2005)
"If the input file contains raw data (as in the example above), SAS creates an input buffer to hold the data before moving the data to the program data ..."

4. Programming In Lua by Roberto Ierusalimschy (2003)
"We get the current input file handle by calling io. input (), without arguments. ... For instance, if you want to change the current input file temporarily, ..."

5. SAS/IML 9.1 by SAS Institute (2004)
"It opens the file for input or, if the file is already open, makes it the current input file. This means that subsequent INPUT statements are read from this ..."

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