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I'm looking for an old paper about a format for representation of electrical circuits using text, similar to some of the current netlist formats. Here is what I remember:

  • it was written by Richard Stallman and (Gerald Sussman or Hal Abelson) from MIT;
  • circa 1970 (with big error margin);
  • it focused in writing software that solves electrical circuits in Lisp;
  • it was likely typed using a teletype;
  • it describes a simple yet effective language for representing analog electrical circuits.

I searched but cannot find it in my bookmarks and google. Does anyone knows any information about this?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ That's old technology. Are you able to use something like Visio? If you wish to use a programming language, look into Circuitikz that's a package for \$\LaTeX\$. \$\endgroup\$ – KingDuken Oct 9 '19 at 18:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm interested in the particular format they describe, not in the software itself. \$\endgroup\$ – daniel.franzini Oct 9 '19 at 18:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm not sure if it is actually "Heuristic techniques in computer-aided circuit analysis". I think it was simpler than that. I will keep searching and get back here if I find something. \$\endgroup\$ – daniel.franzini Oct 9 '19 at 18:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ I think you're also trying to get sources for an underlying research problem. Might be a good idea to post that problem as question here, too! "How can I (efficiently) represent {linear, nonlinear} circuits with a domain-specific programming language so that they become analyzable trivially?" \$\endgroup\$ – Marcus Müller Oct 9 '19 at 19:09

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