Building Confidence in Other People's Software
Friday, October 21, 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Chris Simmons and Nicholas Malaya, ICES and PECOS
Advances in computer simulations, considered as a new tool of science and engineering along with theory and experiment, have lead researchers to contemplate predictions of increasingly more complicated physical phenomena. As the level of complexity of the physics increases, so does the level of complexity of the software used to support such simulations.
In Science we realize that we are "standing on the shoulders of giants", however it is all too common that in the software used to support the scientific research that we end up "reinventing the wheel" and often we reinvent it poorly. During this ICES forum, we will cover the basics of how to evaluate other people's software, how to test and begin the verification process and offer recommendations for software packages that are commonly used in scientific computing.
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