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Instruction in the concepts as well as the design techniques of digital systems, including computers, can be considerably facilitated by demonstration. The hardware equipment required for such demonstration in a comprehensive course covering many systems and techniques may be very expensive. One solution to the cost problem is to simulate the systems to be studied using programs written for a general purpose digital computer, which normally is readily available. The instructional aids described are based on systems whose simulation programs are written in a compiler language as well as a language specifically developed for the simulation of digital systems. In summary, the design of digital systems and computers can be made more meaningful through the aid of such digital simulation programs.