Scientific Software Systems

  • J. C. Mason
  • M. G. Cox
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Software Developments

  3. Processing Techniques: parallel processing, neural networks and computer arithmetic

  4. Symbolic and Exact Computation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-139
    2. P. H. Davis, J. D. Pryce, B. R. Stephens
      Pages 153-165
  5. Software Enhancements: computer graphics and expert systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-185
    2. K. W. Brodlie
      Pages 187-201
    3. R. M. J. Iles, I. Reid, J. C. Mason
      Pages 202-209
    4. C. W. Cryer
      Pages 210-222

About these proceedings


The main aim of this book is to present a broader view of scientific software than has been common in the past. The provision of scientific software is no longer a matter of just writing 'good computer programs', but rather it is concerned with the development of an integrated software system wI-,ich offers the user facilities which approach all that he needs in terms of speed, accuracy and convenience. This means that due account must, for example, be taken of the high-speed computing capabilities of parallel processors, the exact computing features of symbolic mathematical systems, the presentational potentialities of computer graphics, and the advisory aspects of knowledge-based and expert systems. When suites of numerical software programs or routines are supported by such ranges of facilities, then they can be justly described as 'scientific software systems', and that is why we have adopted such a title here. The assembly of this book was a direct consequence of the running of a one-day international symposium, with the same broad aim of advocating a 'systems approach', under the title 'Scientific Software and Systems'. This Symposium was held at the Royal Military College of Science (RMCS) in Shrivenham on July 11, 1988 and was attended by 85 people. A very busy but most enjoyable day included invited talks, poster presentations and demonstrations of software products, not to mention various social activi­ ties.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. C. Mason
    • 1
  • M. G. Cox
    • 2
  1. 1.Applied and Computational Mathematics GroupRoyal Military College of ScienceWiltshireUK
  2. 2.Division of Information Technology and ComputingNational Physical LaboratoryMiddlesexUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6865-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0841-3
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