Models Methods Software

Dan Hughes

Verify the Calculation: An Example

The calculation requires Independent Verification. The calculation includes the coding, the data provided to the code at run time, built in options chosen by the user at run time, and the qualifications of the user.

An excellent example has been provided by the work over on Climate Audit. The results of the excellent work by Climate Audit is being discussed at Climate Science.

The example started with this, which led to this, and leading finally to this.

An excellent piece of Independent Verification accomplished without the benefit of source coding, and actually without any publicly available equations whatsoever. Exactly why the equations and codes are kept secret from the people who paid for them is another very significant issue. Keeping models, methods, procedures, and associated source code secret is not a part of the accepted scientific method.


August 9, 2007 - Posted by | Calculation Verification, Verification | , ,

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