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The P/G% software was presented in a special workshop at the 1987 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. That workshop was partly designed to bring out how the decision-aiding software could be applied to natural science, social science, and the humanities.
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Notes and References
- 1.This program is related to the field of multi-criteria decision-making. That field includes such literature as W. Edwards and R. Newman, Multi-Attribute Evaluation (Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1982)Google Scholar
- T. Saaty, The Analytic Hierarchy Process: Planning, Priority Setting, Resource Allocation (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980)Google Scholar
- and M. Zeleny, Multiple Criteria Decision-Making (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1982). In comparison to those methods, the P/G% program is both simpler to use and more realistic in its procedures. The program is also related to spreadsheet analysis, but it is more focused on evaluating alternatives and informing the user as to what changes will make a difference as well as what difference they will make.Google Scholar
- See T. Henderson, Spreadsheet Software: From VisiCalc to 1–2–3 (Indianapolis, Ind.: Que, 1982 ).Google Scholar