25 Dec

Random Input Testing using R

Main points:

  • standard software testing asks if we get the right answer to a particular problem
  • an alternative is to generate random problems and try to infer problems
  • this can more thoroughly test the space of problems
  • random input testing can be fun

annotated slides (pdf)

Presented 2011 August at useR!2011.

Going further

There is a bit more on this in Tao Te Programming.

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