Accession Number : AD0746455

Title :   A Survey of Error Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Kahan,W.

Report Date : 27 AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Rounding error is just one kind of error, and an easier kind to analyze than some others. Error and uncertainty in data is a more important kind, and not so easy to estimate nor analyze; here is where error analysts are currently busiest. The most refractory kind of error is attributable to flaws in the design of computer systems, both hardware and software, caused primarily by misconceptions about the other kinds of error. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ERRORS), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ALGEBRA, EQUATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPILERS

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE