Flowcharts and sequencing

Software can be used to create sequences in a flowchart, to view onscreen simulations. Examples include:

  • Flowol
  • Logicator
  • Crocodile Clips

Symbols linked together form a flowchart. Flowchart programming consists of:

  • sequences of instructions that lead to a real-life simulation
  • decisions that result in two different actions
  • loops that repeat an action until a certain condition is met
  • variables that store data for use in decision making

Basic flowchart symbols

Basic flowchart symbols showing terminator, input/output, process, decision and line tool and their uses

Visual programming, or programming with a flowchart, can be used to focus on the logic of the solution without getting distracted by the complexity of a written programming language.

Control and sequencing flowchart