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Stavros Macrakis [stavros.macrakis@verizon.net] wrote:

*> > We need to keep the theory and the code together and have
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*> > each one explain the other. How else can you show that the
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*> > code does what it is intended to do?
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*> That is a very hard problem in general.
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Test cases.

While this does not *prove* the correctness of the code in a

mathematical sense, it does in a monte-carlo sense. I note that both

maxima and axiom have test suites.

I do not think new mathematical code or subsystems should be accepted

unless they are accompanied by a thorough test suite.

-- Cheers, Bob McElrath [Univ. of California at Davis, Department of Physics] "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." -- William James

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