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Nick Higham by Nick Higham - 3w ago
Today is the 80th birthday of Cleve Moler. Most readers will know Cleve as the inventor of MATLAB. MATLAB was originally a Fortran ..read more
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Nick Higham by Nick Higham - 3w ago
A few weeks ago, I was in contact with Chris Paige, an emeritus Professor of Computer Science at McGill University, Montreal. I mentioned ..read more
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Word cloud from abstracts. The Royal Society discussion meeting Numerical Algorithms for High-Performance Computational Science, which ..read more
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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of James Hardy Wilkinson, FRS. Wilkinson developed the theory and practice of backward ..read more
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The condition number of a matrix is a well known measure of ill conditioning that has been in use for many years. For an matrix it is ..read more
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The Drexel Dragon, on the Drexel University campus a couple of blocks from SIAM. Face Fragment (1975) sculpture, a block from SIAM. ..read more
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Nick Higham by Nick Higham - 3w ago
According to the WordPress statistics, this blog received over 42,000 visitors and 73,000 views in 2018. These are the ten most-viewed ..read more
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The 2008 revision of the IEEE Standard for Floating-Point Arithmetic introduced a half precision 16-bit floating point format, known as ..read more
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spy; text(2,80,”What’s New?”,’FontSize’,28) The MATLAB R2018b release notes report a number of performance improvements, ..read more
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Bohemian matrices are families of matrices in which the entries are drawn from a fixed discrete set of small integers (or some other ..read more

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