card sorter

card sorter

[′kärd ‚sȯrd·ər]
(computer science)
A machine used to arrange punched cards into an appropriate sequence for further processing. Also known as punched-card sorter.
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Of course, bi- or multivariate analysis is much easier to accomplish today when the data is in the form of an SPSS file than when it resided on Hollerith punch cards that could only be processed with a card sorter.
At the same time, the key-punched card sorters provided the Burroughs 3500 mainframe computers in the accounting and finance, personnel and civil engineer functions with automated data inputs.