C Language : FlowChart

In my Previous Article i explained about :
  1. FlowChart Symbol's
  2. Auxiliary Symbol's in FlowChart
  3. Primary Symbol's in FlowChart
what is c language flowchart

Flowchart :

A Flowchart is a visual representation of the sequence of steps for solving a problem. A Flowchart is aset of symbols that indicate various operations in the program.
For every process, there is a corresponding symbol in the flowchart.
Once an algorithm is written, its pictorial representaion can be done using flowchart symbols.
In other words, a pictorial representation of a textual algorithm is done using a flowchart.

A Flowchart gives a pictuorial representation of an algorithm.

  1. The first flowchart is made by John Von Neumann in 1945.
  2. It is a symbolic diagram of operations sequence, dataflow, control flow and processing logic in information processing.
  3. The symbols used are simple and easy to learn.
  4. It is a very helpful tool for programmers and beginners.

Purpose of a Flowchart :

  • Provides Communication.
  • Provides an Overview.
  • Shows all elements and their relationships.
  • Quick method of showing program flow.
  • Checks program logic.
  • Facilitates Coding.
  • Provides Program revision.
  • Provides Program documentation.

Advantages of a Flowchart :

  1. Flowchart is an important aid in the development of an algorithm itself.
  2. Easier to Understand than a program itself.
  3. Independent of any particular programming language.
  4. Proper documentation.
  5. Easy and Clear presentation.

Limitations of a Flowchart :

  1. Complex logic.
  2. Drawing is time consuming.
  3. Difficult to draw and remember.
  4. Technical detail.


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