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Testing the numerical correctness of software.

Harris, P M; Lines, K J; Smith, I M (2006) Testing the numerical correctness of software. NPL Report. DEM-ES 004

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Abstract

This report describes the application of a general methodology for testing the numerical correctness of scientific software to functions for the calculations of sample (arithmetic) mean and sample standard deviation, straight-line (ordinary) regression and polynomial (ordinary) regression. The functions tested are taken from a number of proprietary software packages and libraries.
This document is a revised edition of a previous report. It contains the results of testing more recent versions of packages previously tested (Matlab, LabVIEW and Microsoft Excel) and also the results of testing additional packages (Origin and Mathcad).
This report constitutes one of the deliverables of Project 3.2 Numerical Software Testing within the UK Department of Industry’s National Measurement System Software Support for Metrology Programme 2004-2007.

Item Type: Report/Guide (NPL Report)
NPL Report No.: DEM-ES 004
Subjects: Mathematics and Scientific Computing
Mathematics and Scientific Computing > Numerical Computation
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:15
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/3420

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