GSPIM: Graphical visualization tool for MIPS assembly programming and simulation
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CitationBorunda, P., Brewer, C. & Erten, C. (2007). GSPIM: Graphical visualization tool for MIPS assembly programming and simulation. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 244-248. doi:10.1145/1121341.1121416
We describe our system, GSPIM, used for visualization of low-level MIPS Assembly programming and simulation. Although many visualization tools for algorithms and high-level programs have been considered in educational settings, visualization specific to low-level programs have not received enough consideration. One desirable property of such a visualization is that it should close the gap between high-level programming constructs and the sequential nature of low-level programs. Secondly it should provide techniques to present information specific to the simulation of the code. GSPIM supports both properties and is publicly available at http://www.cs.arizona.edu/~cesim/ gspim.tar.gz.