Learning from 100 Numbers

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Science  28 Jan 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5709, pp. 521-522
DOI: 10.1126/science.1108288

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The SIAM 100-Digit Challenge A Study in High-Accuracy Numerical Computing. By Folkmar Bornemann, Dirk Laurie, Stan Wagon, and Jörg Waldvogel. SIAM Press, Philadelphia, 2004. 318 pp. $57. ISBN 0-89871-561-X.

The authors discuss a range of clever algorithms and mathematical machinery for efficient computation that they used to solve the 10 problems posed for a 2002 contest.