Three different computer systems for gamma-spectrometric data-handling have been developed at the Joint Nuclear Research Center
of Ispra. The systems are: (1) batchwise treatment of the data with a large computer, (2) time-shared teleprocessing by means
of a centralised computer, (3) use of a small computer at the laboratory site. The paper describes both hardware and software
of the three systems with emphasis on their practical use and on advantages and disadvantages in routine application. A partial
analysis of the running costs of the systems is also presented.