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Software Support for Metrology - Good Practice Guide No. 16 - Testing algorithms and software.

Barker, R M; Harris, P M; Wright, L (2005) Software Support for Metrology - Good Practice Guide No. 16 - Testing algorithms and software. NPL Report. DEM-ES 003

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Abstract

Since their inception, the SSfM programmes have worked on testing of software used in metrology: developing methodologies and applying them to testing our own software and testing packages used in processing measurement data. The success of the testing methodologies is shown by the errors that have been found in widely-used packages, errors that we have been able to trace to errors in the implementations of numerical routines.
This guide consolidates and summarises the methodologies for testing software for discrete and continuous modelling, and for testing the underlying algorithms. This guide draws on a number of guides and reports from the previous SSfM programmes, and uses examples from those documents to illustrate the methodologies.

Item Type: Report/Guide (NPL Report)
NPL Report No.: DEM-ES 003
Subjects: Mathematics and Scientific Computing
Mathematics and Scientific Computing > Software Engineering
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:16
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/3881

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