Posted on 2000-03-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
What are they, and what are the advantages/disadvantages of using them.  What is the best way to draw them.

Thanx Rhys
Question by:gnvqadv
  • 4
LVL 54

Accepted Solution

nico5038 earned 100 total points
ID: 2648667
What are structogram's? Whatfor are they created?

I assume it's a way to graphically describe something. Just like DataFlowcharts, ProgramFlowcharts, RelationshipDiagram, etc.

The main advantage is that (when every one knows the defenitions and the set of symbols used) the problem is defined within a defined set of drawings, thus enabling faster and better discussion about the pro's and con's of a certain chosen solution.
Also the gaining insight in the described process/structure is faster as "one picture says more than a thousand words"

The disadvantage is the extra time needed to draw them and possible miscommunications with people that use a different set of definitions and/or symbols.

To make a comparison with real-estate, without a drawing it's nearly impossible to explain how a new house will gone a look like. And every body prefers a 3D look instead of the commonly used 2D version.
LVL 54

Expert Comment

ID: 2735347
Forgotten your question?
LVL 54

Expert Comment

ID: 2772395
LVL 54

Expert Comment

ID: 2801941

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Go is an acronym of golang, is a programming language developed Google in 2007. Go is a new language that is mostly in the C family, with significant input from Pascal/Modula/Oberon family. Hence Go arisen as low-level language with fast compilation…
Computer science students often experience many of the same frustrations when going through their engineering courses. This article presents seven tips I found useful when completing a bachelors and masters degree in computing which I believe may he…
An introduction to basic programming syntax in Java by creating a simple program. Viewers can follow the tutorial as they create their first class in Java. Definitions and explanations about each element are given to help prepare viewers for future …
In this fifth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFdetach utility, which is able to list and, more importantly, extract attachments that are embedded in PDF files. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable …

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

26 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now