forward error analysis

forward error analysis

[¦fȯr·wərd ′er·ər ə‚nal·ə·səs]
(computer science)
A method of error analysis based on the assumption that small changes in the input data lead to small changes in the results, so that bounds for the errors in the results caused by rounding or truncation errors in the input can be calculated.
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As it happens, the analysis of generalized Filon methods for a regular oscillation is quite special because a forward error analysis is to hand.
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