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How to draw flow chart for recursive call with return value

I would like to draw a flow chart for a recursive call function whose return value is used, the real function is much more complex, but very similar on the basic idea as following: List getDigit(...
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Parallel process flowchart shape in Draw.io

Our drawing tool is draw.io. Occassionally I've got to draw flow charts with it. In those flow charts I've got to express parallel processes (very similar to this UML example). Wikipedia says about ...
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Flowchart symbol or pattern for Publisher/Subscriber or Listen/Notify

We have a system consisting of Detectors Converters/Transformers Business Rules Engines and State Managers Views/Displays/Applications There are several potential ways these may interact and share ...
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How to represent in a flowchart data fetched from a database

I have an existing piece of code that uses a database. In order to understand its algorithm, I try to represent it with a flow chart. In this algorithm I need to fetch some data from the database in ...
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concatenate string arrays - algorithm flowchart interpretation

I would like help interpreting this flowchart. I don't know what k means even though they say what it represents in the question. I can quickly see that since dimension m corresponds to variable X ...
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In a flow chart, is there a convention on directionality of true/false conditions from a decision?

When writing a flow chart, I can understand that it is a best practice to generally read left-to-right or right-to-left per locale, and/or top-to-bottom and generally for the directional flow of the ...
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Are there any standards for flowchart data structures?

I'm often tasked with relatively complex flows that my employers will want to experiment with in regards to the amount of steps and their order. I'm a contractor and when my work is handed over to ...
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Flowcharting 2 methods that use the same variable

so I need to flowchart something similar to the picture. The the first flowchart on left and the 2 flowcharts on the right is on different classes. The someClass have a instance variable named MyVar ...
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Communicating the intended operation of API business logic to both developers and business people

Currently, I'm designing the intended operation of a (RESTful) API which a team of developers will eventually build. I'm not concerned with implementation details, as long as inputs are correctly ...
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Making control flow explicit through printing instead of using comments?

I would have the opinion and good practices in script programming about using print statements to materialize the control flow (I usually use an anchor mark, then the name of the function just entered,...
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Does a data flow diagram seem correct when one external entity is connected with too many arrows?

I am trying to model a data flow diagram in accordance with a requirement document. The document calls for a system with many roles that users can play, where it needs constant information exchange ...
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Would an IDE with a flowchart view be practical? [closed]

If the question title was a little too vague or confusing, I'm talking about something reminiscent of the Mindstorms NXT/EV3 IDEs. But the code editor, instead of having prefabbed generic blocks to ...
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Representing a user event in a flow chart

I was wondering which symbol should be used for representing a user event (i.e. button click). seems like it should suffice, but isn't a user click technically ?
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Flowcharting a Get-ter

I'm not quite sure of the proper flowchart notation for returning an object/value from a function (I'm also looking for some quick tips on proper flowcharting notation in general, if anyone notices ...
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Flowchart: get values from functions. Rectangle or Paralellogram

I need to create a flowchart for one of my algorithms and one step is calling a function (that I don't wish to explain in the flowchart) and assigning the returned value to a variable. float x = ...
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How would you structure a flowchart/data flow diagram for an application that runs on a game engine?

I understand how you create flowcharts or data flow diagrams for simple linear based programming. But how do you design a flowchart for event based programming, like a game that runs on Unity3D? How ...
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How can I represent a flowchart, complete with conditional logic using JSON or XML?

One part of a project I'm working on is interactive scripts for call centre staff. Pretty much every possibility I can think of in this case can be represented on paper as a flowchart, which is why I'...
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Draw a Call Graph

I'm maintaining an old code base written in python. In particular there is a complex piece of code that from a module calls other functions from other modules that call other functions and so on. It ...
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Variables initialization and for loops in a flowchart [closed]

I have to create a flowchart to a C# programm and I am not very familiar with it. My problem is that I do not know if one should represent variables initialization in a flowchart and if so how should ...
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Flowchart with subroutine

I am not really sure how to correctly describe my question, so please forgive me if this is a duplicate. I am creating a flowchart for my program where I implement a method. Let's assume I call this ...
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Make a flowchart to demonstrate closure behavior

I saw below test question the other day in which the authors used a flowchart to represent the logic of loops, and I got to thinking it would be interesting to do this with some more complex logic. ...
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Flow Chart - While Loops process

I'm having difficulties understanding whether or not this is the right process to use for a flow chart which illustrates the processes involved in an algorithm. For this, assume the following: A 1D ...
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Can a flow diagram have more than one start?

I'm drawing a flow diagram which should visualize the communication between 4 services I created. Now I've got a question I'm not quite sure about. There are two ways the services could be started. ...
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Specify that a spawned process returns to a parent

I am using yED to build an application flow-chart, and I can't figure out a 'nice' looking way of representing that a GUI's call to spawn a process loops back to the GUI process once it terminates, ...
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What types of processes have to be reflected in flowchart?

In visual programming, there are many events which support our application tasks. So, along with user defined processes, should these also be in flowchart or not? What about the constructors of ...
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Designing Algorithm Flowchart Application

I need to develop an GUI application in C# where users can freely add conditional/statement blocks on the algorithm flowchart like the one shown below. By freely, I mean users can add a block on ...
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What is the best approach to getting to know a big system like a CMS or forum system which has no documentation?

My problem is the following; I need to get to know a totally new system, for example Wordpress, Drupal, or a framework like Symfony, or maybe a big forum system like PhpBB. Let's suppose it has no ...
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When would I use pseudocode instead of flowchart?

I'm a student working with various techniques of programming, and I've come across pseudocode and flowchart. I know that these are both used in order to think through the problem before actually ...
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Is there any example or resource explaining/showing code from High-level to Low-level to deep down Machine code? [closed]

I have been searching for an example over the internet that shows any operation like saving a file or drawing anything in UI or any other sort that shows the implementation from High-leve language ...
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Diagram that could explain a state machine's code?

We have a lot of concepts in making diagrams like UML and flowcharting or just making up whatever boxes-and-arrows combination works at the time, but I'm looking at doing a visual diagram on something ...
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Under what circumstances are flowcharts still a valuable and useful tool?

When I first started programming, I relied heavily on flowcharts (and printer spacing charts). While I was in COBOL class, I couldn't start writing any code until my flowchart was signed off by the ...
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Documenting a REST interface with a flowchart

Does anybody have suggestions on creating a flowchart representation of a REST-style web interface? In the interest of supplying thorough documentation to co-developers, I've been toying around in dia ...
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Flowcharting and Method Calls

I am doing out some flow charts and am wondering if I am approaching this correctly. In essence, I have several method calls and I am flowcharting each separately. However, several of these methods ...
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What is a good way to brainstorm algorithms on a computer? [closed]

I'm looking for something that allows me to work out an algorithm on a computer similar to how I would do it on a whiteboard. At work, I have a huge whiteboard that I can use for this, but at home, I ...
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