Parameter

(redirected from Formal parameter)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

Parameter

A model is a combination of variables, such as GDP growth, and coefficients which multiply these variables. The coefficients are often estimated from the data. The coefficients are called parameters.
References in periodicals archive ?
The subclass has direct visibility into the base class and can therefore see the types declared in its specification and therefore does not need it passed as a formal parameter.
This is done by factoring out the recurring components of the rule and explicitly specifying the formal parameters to be bound when applying the pattern.
However, in the presence of recursion the name of a local variable or formal parameter can designate multiple objects in the run-timestack at a given time.
For example, if a global variable x is passed to a formal parameter f, then the alias pair (x, f) is created in the called procedure.
Because the formal parameter type is Basic[underscore]Window'CLASS, the Flash[underscore]Window operation may be applied to any object whose type is in the class of types descended from Basic[underscore]Window.
When it comes to the understanding of sonata form in Mahler's works, even within Monahan's correctives on the "generative" conception of the form, this study would benefit from further details, preferably with reference to choices that other contemporary composers made; such a perspective would allow for a more intensive exploration of formal parameters.
Formal parameters to work in an existing environment (Ethernet, SAN, power grid, the physical mounting system).

Full browser ?