CS 5014 Homework 2
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.
(a.k.a. Higham I)
Due November 12
- 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?