Is The Computer Program Giving Correct Answers—

by Joseph E. Bowles, (F.ASCE), Engineering Computer Software, Inc., Peoria, Ill.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 10, Pg. 59-61

Document Type: Feature article


As computer use mushrooms, more and more operators find they lack confidence that the computer is generating correct output. The author, a creator of computer software, offers several methods to boost user confidence including care in obtaining software, maintaining consistent terminology between programs, careful selection of input-output displays, and increased practice time for users. Cost comparisons are offered for several methods of obtaining adequate software.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Terminology and definition | Comparative studies

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