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Software Design [M6]

This covers the basic principles of practical software engineering that are important for reliable and efficient scientific software.

The topics will include:

  • Computer arithmetic (integer and floating-point)
  • Arithmetic exceptions, error handling and accuracy
  • Principles of program design
  • Coding style, commenting and documentation
  • Design of interfaces
  • Internal checking and diagnostics
  • Effective tuning
  • Use of external tools