Accession Number : AD0753856

Title :   The Error-Analyst's Quandary.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Kahan,W.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Numerical analysts often pass the buck by alleging that certain computational schemes are 'numerically stable' even when they produce palpably wrong answers. The note is intended first to help the layman understand why those allegations, however misleading, may be true, and second to show numerical analysts that the buck is not so easy to pass as might at first appear. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), PROBLEM SOLVING, STABILITY, ERRORS

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE