[SciPy-dev] Any advice on testing scientific algorithms?
jonathan.taylor at utoronto.ca
Thu Jan 26 16:09:07 CST 2006
I am wondering if any of you have thoughts on how to test scientific
algorithms. For example, an algorithm that tries to learn some sort
of probalistic model.
The only thing that really comes to mind is regression testing. Any
Would I just print the output to output.txt once, and then as a test,
rerun and make sure I get the same output.txt?
I suppose I would have to use a fixed seed, to make sure that I get
the same results. Will floating point numbers show up differently on
Are there any other options I am not thinking of?
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