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Man's knowledge of this world is gauged by the tools with which he measures it. One of the most remarkable achievements of the past decade has been development of solid-state, high-speed digital computing equipment permitting very rapid logical and arithmetical manipulations to be carried out. In the system described, a medium-size digital computer has been brought into the laboratory and made an integral part of the experiment to provide a measurement tool with unique capabilities. Although the system was designed for use in a biological laboratory, it is equally feasible for a laboratory of any discipline. The ease of control, coupled with a visual display of the computed results, have led to the appellation, a ``third generation'' oscilloscope.