Tacit Assumptions in the Field of Mathematical Software. Albert M. Erisman Seattle Pacific University Dedicated to John K. Reid at the celebration of his 70 th birthday. Overview . Two stories Six Assumptions and their implications
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Albert M. Erisman
Seattle Pacific University
Dedicated to John K. Reid
at the celebration of his 70th birthday
A tacit assumption or implicit assumption is an assumption that includes the underlying agreements or statements made in the development of a logical argument, course of action, decision, or judgment that are not explicitly voiced nor necessarily understood by the decision maker or judge. [Wikipedia]
Mathematical software was exchanged for free.
Mathematical software was generally written in Fortran or Algol, since most scientific computation was done in these languages.