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