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.
  1. What are the author's expectations regarding reproducibility of experiments? What do you think of this definition?

  2. 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)?

  3. 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?