Data input characterising conventional Table-CI calculation commences with the MRDCI data line, and is typically followed by a sequence of directives, terminated by presenting a valid Class 2 directive, such as VECTORS or ENTER. An overview of the data structure has been given in Part 2: we provide additional detail on the directives associated with each sub-module below.
The Table-CI data initiator consists of a single line containing the character string MRDCI in the first data field. It acts to transfer control to those routines responsible for inputing all data relevant to the MRDCI calculation. Termination of this data is achieved by presenting a valid Class 2 directive that is not recognised by the Table-CI input routines, for example, VECTORS or ENTER.