Stavros Macrakis [firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
> > We need to keep the theory and the code together and have
> > each one explain the other. How else can you show that the
> > code does what it is intended to do?
> That is a very hard problem in general.
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
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 03/23/18-11:20:01 PM Z CET