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CS 5014 Homework 2

(a.k.a. Higham I)

Due November 12

Read the paper *On Reporting Computational Experiments with Mathematical
Software*, by Crowder, Dembo, and Mulvey
(ACM Trans. Math. Softw., 5:2 (1979)) and answer the following questions.
You may access this paper (from VT domains) via the
ACM Digital Library.
- What are the author's expectations regarding reproducibility of
experiments? What do you think of this definition?

- This paper was written in 1979. Can you suggest any ways
in which their ideas could be updated to reflect today's
realities (e.g., the existence of the Web)?

- This paper briefly discusses how to present an algorithm
in a paper. What are your thoughts on this topic? How is an
algorithm best presented in a paper?