Pseudocode is an informal high-level description of the operating principle of a computer program or other algorithm. It uses the structural conventions of a normal programming language, but is intended for human reading rather than machine reading. Pseudocode typically omits details that are essential for machine understanding of the algorithm, such as variable declarations, system-specific code and some subroutines. The purpose of using pseudocode is that it is easier for people to understand than conventional programming language code, and that it is an efficient and environment-independent description of the key principles of an algorithm. No standard for pseudocode syntax exists, as a program in pseudocode is not an executable program.
- Gaddis Pseudocode
- Category: Pseudocode
- Cal Poly: Pseudocode Standard
- University of North Florida: Pseudocode Examples
- Guy Hass: Pseudocode Introduction