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ERIC Number: ED084787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 77
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Collaborative Research in Planning an Approach to Testing and Dissemination of Computer Programs for Research and Development. Final Report.
Cowell, Wayne; Fosdick, Lloyd
Three related documents comprise this final report of a project dealing with the creation, testing and distribution of mathematical software. The first summarizes discussions held by the principal investigators with selected experts on mathematical software, the second consists of a working paper for discussion, and the third is a paper which considers the pros and cons of distributing software via different media. The project's research team conferred with about two dozen leaders in the development of mathematical software, originated the concept of a mathematical software alliance, conducted a Software Certification Workshop, and developed techniques for software distribution. The study recommended that an alliance of institutions should be established to provide a focal point for the creation and dissemination of high quality mathematical software and proposed the formation of a Mathematical Software Advisory Council which would be charged to: 1) initiate a program of research on methods of evaluating mathematical software; 2) assume technical review and policy guidance for selected activities now underway; 3) contract for the development of mathematical software; and 4) provide a plan for the growth of these initial activities. (PB)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
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