The program AIPS uses the language to communicate with you. has many capabilities that have been hidden or taken for granted in the previous sections. Once you start to become familiar with , you will need to know more about to take full advantage of the powerful features which are available. The first section below describes some of the shortcuts and conventions of while the second section describes program flow control options.. The third section describes multiple features of the language including the constructions of procedures. The fourth section addresses the needs of “remote” users of , while the last section discusses how to begin writing your own tasks.