Issue No. 04 - July-Aug. (2016 vol. 18)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCSE.2016.67
Konrad Hinsen , Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire in Orléans
Computers are the only research tools that by design exhibit chaotic behavior: a minimal change in the input to a computation can change its output in any imaginable way. Developers and users of scientific software should be aware of this feature and set up safety nets for protecting themselves against bad surprises.
Chaos, Programming, Software development, Computer languages
K. Hinsen, "The Power to Create Chaos," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 75-79, 2016.