errors_test, a MATLAB program which calls errors(), which demonstrates how reasonable computations can produce numerical nonsense. This illustrates that the programmer must not assume that a numerical algorithm that seems reasonable will always produce correct and reliable results.


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errors, a MATLAB program which illustrates the failure of numerical algorithms;

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Last revised on 10 January 2019.