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IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

Quality of Numerical Software

Assessment and enhancement

Editors: Boisvert, Ronald F. (Ed.)

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Numerical software is central to our computerized society. It is used to control aeroplanes and bridges, operate manufacturing lines, control power plants and refineries, and analyse financial markets. Such software must be accurate, reliable, robust, efficient, easy to use, maintainable and adaptable. Quality assessment and control of numerical software is still not well understood. Although measurement is a key element, it remains difficult to assess many components of software quality and to evaluate the trade-offs between them. Fortunately, as numerical software is built upon a long established foundation of mathematical and computational knowledge, there is great potential for dramatic breakthroughs. This volume will address enabling techniques and tools such as benchmarks, testing methodologies, quality standards, metrics, and accuracy control mechanisms, and their application to software for differential equations, linear algebra, data analysis, as well as the evaluation of integrals, derivatives and elementary and special functions.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)
  • Is numerical software relevant? Is it too late to worry about quality?

    Pages 3-11

    Pool, James C. T.

  • The T-experiments: errors in scientific software

    Pages 12-31

    Hatton, L.

  • If software quality is a perception, how do we measure it?

    Pages 32-43

    Gentleman, W. M.

  • Improving quality through user-centered design

    Pages 44-60

    Pancake, Cherri M.

  • A functional approach to software reliability modeling

    Pages 61-76

    Munson, J. C.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality of Numerical Software
Book Subtitle
Assessment and enhancement
Editors
  • Ronald F. Boisvert
Series Title
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
eBook ISBN
978-1-5041-2940-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-5041-2940-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-80530-1
Series ISSN
1868-4238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 384
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