The BAA was founded 40 years ago to promote a family of interactive array-programming languages noted for elegance, conciseness and fast development speed. Many of them were derived from Kenneth Iverson’s mathematical notation.
As a group we organise regular events around the UK and encourage participation from as many people as possible. The BAA-London group meet once per month (in London) and all are welcome to came along and join in.
One of the most important activities the BAA undertakes is the production of our journal; “Vector”. This printed publication goes out approximately 4 times per year to all of the BAA membership all over the world. The first edition of Vector went out in July 1984. Vector remains one of the most significant, regular, APL publications being published today.
The BAA is administered by a committee of officers elected by ballot of Association members at the Annual General Meeting. Working groups are also established in areas such as activity planning and journal production. Offers of assistance and involvement with any Association matters are always welcomed.
Funding for the BAA comes entirely from the member subscriptions and the generous support of our sustaining members. In many cases these sustaining members also provide manpower and administrative assistance to the association at their own cost.