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scientific computing

Article in Acta Applicandae Mathematicae June 1990

DOI: 10.1007/BF01321860

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Peter Frolkovi

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

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297

Book Reviews

Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing, Cambridge University Press,

Cambridge, New York, New Rochelle, Melbourne, Sydney, 1986, 20 + 818 pp.

and this comparison make the intentions of the four authors- scientists in academic

research and industry-clear and understandable. Like a cookbook, it leads us from

theoretical considerations about our intentions to their practical realization. In our

subject-scientific computing-it means from the mathematical and algorithmic

discussion of a topic to the concrete implementation of the resulting ideas to working

computer routines.

More precisely, you need not cook after all! The computer programs in this book

(more than 200 procedures) are available in several machine-readable formats in the

FORTRAN and PASCAL programming languages and you can use them as a

complete subroutine library for numerical computations. But Numerical Recipes gives

you another opportunity. You can open these 'black boxes' and modifying them to

suit your specific needs, because you will learn what secrets are inside.

The scope of this single volume is everything up to, but not including, partial

differential equations. Firstly, the classical topics of numerical analysis have been

included, each of them beyond their standard treatments; namely, solution of linear

algebraic equations, interpolation and extrapolation, integration of functions,

evaluation of functions, root-finding for nonlinear equations, minimization or

maximization of functions, eigensystems, integration of ordinary differential

equations, two point boundary-value problems, and an introduction to partial

differential equations.

Secondly, some subjects which have been separated from classical numerical

analysis only for 'historical' reasons, are covered in the book. They are special

functions, random numbers, sorting, Fourier transform spectral methods, statistical

description of data and modelling of data. This comprehensive treatment of both

subject groups enables us, among other things, to introduce all connections between

individual topics without reference to other sources.

Most cookbooks contain recipes of varying levels of complexity and this attractive

feature is valid also for Numerical Recipes. The authors expect that the readers are

mathematically literate and know how to program a computer. They do not demand

any a-priori knowledge of numerical analysis or numerical methods. The important

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effect of the whole approach is that the reader can use the book at increasing levels of

exactness as his or her experience grows.

The first part of each chapter is mostly reserved for the method which is most

straightforward and pedagogical. You will learn about the possibilities of this and

other methods and why and where they work well. It is not the tendency of the book

to discuss every possible method for a concrete problem, but rather to choose from

them the favorite ones. The authors are very reasonable in their editorializing and

they offer practical judgements whenever they can.

Computer routines in F O R T R A N are placed into the main body of the text. Each

subroutine begins with an introductory comment explaining its purpose and calling

sequence and important comments are included in the programs. The first chapter

deals with program organization and control structures in F O R T R A N and it is very

interesting to follow the authors' efforts to explain how to write programs in this

language using the style of a structured programming. The deficiencies of ANSI

FORTRAN-77 standard with respect to this request, are removed with a little

typographical help and the result is that the subroutines in the book are readable and

fully in the language standard (on the IBM PC they run, for instance, in Microsoft

F O R T R A N 3.20 or later).

F O R T R A N language is the 'default' for this edition of Numerical Recipes but

PASCAL programmers are not penalized too much. All the routines are translated

into working PASCAL (on the IBM PC they run, for instance, in T U R B O Pascal 2.0

or later) and these translations are printed at the back of the book. In fact, much of the

work was done automatically by a computer program and so PASCAL programmers

with a strong sense of style may feel some discomfort. If it is necessary, important

remarks for PASCAL users are added to the text before the F O R T R A N programs.

The last chapter also contains an argumentation, why the authors did not consider the

PASCAL as a better language for serious numerical work in early 1985. One natural

remark - although the programs are copyrighted, the readers are authorized to make

one copy of each program for their own use, but the authors give no warranty that the

programs are free of error.

Numerical Recipes is very nearly a complete education on its subject and the format

of breaking up this extensive material into easy-use pieces is satisfactory. Each section

of every chapter ends with references and further reading for a concrete topic. In the

case of the existence of standard subroutine packages for the described problems,

short information about them are included.

The final sentences of the book contain an invitation for readers to comment on the

choice of a principal language for a subsequent edition of Numerical Recipes. Some

readers have probably already done so and in 1988 the Cambridge University Press

published Numerical Recipes in C. Also valuable is the edition of Numerical

Recipes Example Book with the listings and short descriptions of programs which

exercise and demonstrate all of the subroutines and functions used in Numerical

Recipes. These Example books (15 each in 1987) are available in all three

programming languages and also in machine-readable forms. If you plan to use more

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299

than a few programs from Numerical Recipes or on more than one different computer,

then you will find it useful to be the owner of these demonstration programs. If you

have them in a machine-readable form, then it is helpful, but not necessary, to own the

Example Book.

Now two addresses where you can receive information on ordering all these books

and diskettes for IBM PC (15 each in 1987) and also for Apple Macintosh: Customer

Services Department, Cambridge University Press, Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury

Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU, U.K. or Cambridge University Press, 510 North Avenue,

New Rochelle, NY 10801, U.S.A. Technical questions and requests for information on

other available formats (such as PS/2 or laptop 3.5" diskettes, magtapes for

VAX/VMS, UNIX, ULTRIX or IBM Mainframes... ) should be directed to Numerical Recipes Software, P.O. Box 243, Cambridge, MA 02238, U.S.A.

The last remark concerns my sources of information. I received the third reprint of

the book mentioned in the title of this review and the diskettes for the Main Book and

for the Example Book in FORTRAN, PASCAL, and C languages. I can report my

positive evaluation of the book and I can report that I did not meet any problems in

testing the programs.

Department of Numerical Method,

M F F UK, Mlynska dolina,

Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

PETER FROLKOVI(?

York, 1989.

Deciding whether two objects are the same is actually a fundamental problem of

mathematics. The statistical inference consisting of testing the hypothesis of the

equivalence of two probability density functions, the classification problem searching

for a way to decide whether two objects are equivalent, the recognition problem

deciding whether a given object belongs to a given class of prototypes, are all typical

examples of the problem. The last two examples are the main items of this book.

From the very beginning, the author considers an interesting and easily generalized

analogy between the classification, or recognition problem, and the word problem.

This well-known problem consists of deciding whether two words w 1, w2 e S* (S* is a

set of words formed by the concatenation of the elements of a finite set S) are

equivalent (in a group G defined by a finite number of defining relations) in the sense

that there exists a finite sequence of words ul . . . . . u, with ul = Wl, u, = w2 such that

ui is adjacent to ui+ 1, i = 1, 2 . . . . . n - 1.

The general setting of the problems is as follows. Let I1 and 12 be two images

defined by their invariant properties with respect to a set G of similarity transformations. Defining a set T ( T = G) of synonymy transformations, the classification

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