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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Tacit Assumptions in the Field of Mathematical Software
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]
Six tacit assumptions that drove the field from the 1960s
Mathematical software was exchanged for free.
Mathematical software was generally written in Fortran or Algol, since most scientific computation was done in these languages.