Flowgorithm Flowchart symbols are building blocks for the flowchart. Steps or statements in the flowchart are represented and performed by different symbols.
Symbols are also called Shapes or Statements. Each flowchart symbol has a unique Shape. The flowchart symbols translate to programming statements in the source code. The terms “Symbol” , “Shape”, and “Statement” are used interchangeably.
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Flowgorithm 2.0 Symbols
Flowchart symbols are classified into:
- Input/Output symbols
- Variables Declare/Assign symbols
- Control If/Call symbols
- Looping For/While/Do symbols.
- Breakpoint / Comment
||The Comment symbol adds documentation to the flowchart for the readers. Comments are ignored during the flowchart execution.|
|Breakpoint||The Breakpoint statement temporarily pauses the flowchart execution. This symbol is used while debugging the flowchart.|
|Input||The Input Symbol reads the user input from the standard input device like keyboard and stores the data into a program variable.|
|Output||The Output Symbol displays the data to the standard output device like the console window.|
|Declare||The Declare symbol is used to declare the variable in the flowchart.|
|Assign||The Assign symbol stores the value to the specified variable in the flowchart.|
|If||The If statement control structure makes a decision and controls the flow. The if statement has a condition and creates a branch in the flowchart. The program control takes one branch if the condition is True; the other branch if the statement is False.|
|Call||The Call symbol is used to invoke a procedure or a function. It transfers the control to the procedure or function from the caller.|
|While||The While loop structure is an indefinite repetition loop structure in the flowchart.|
|For||The For loop structure is a definite repetition loop structure in the flowchart.|
|Do||The Do Loop is an indefinite repetition loop just like the While loop. The difference is that Do loop executes the loop at least once.|
Flowgorithm 3.0 Symbols
Flowgorithm 3.0 adds more symbols to support new features.
Turtle graphics – Turn / Forward / Home symbols
Files – Open / Read / Write / Close