# inexact

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**Mason & Dixon**—   1st edition cover …82

**Soft computing**— refers to a collection of computational techniques in computer science, machine learning and some engineering disciplines, which study, model, and analyze very complex phenomena: those for which more conventional methods have not yielded low cost …83

**Matrix decomposition**— In the mathematical discipline of linear algebra, a matrix decomposition is a factorization of a matrix into some canonical form. There are many different matrix decompositions; each finds use among a particular class of problems. Contents 1… …84

**IEEE 754-2008**— The IEEE Standard for Floating Point Arithmetic (IEEE 754) is the most widely used standard for floating point computation, and is followed by many hardware (CPU and FPU) and software implementations. Many computer languages allow or require that …85

**Significance arithmetic**— is a set of rules (sometimes called significant figure rules) for approximating the propagation of uncertainty in scientific or statistical calculations. These rules can be used to find the appropriate number of significant figures to use to… …86

**Wolfe conditions**— In (unconstrained) optimization, the Wolfe conditions are a set of inequalities for performing inexact linesearch, especially in quasi Newton methods. Inexact line searches provide an efficient way of computing an acceptable step length alpha… …87

**Data conversion**— is the conversion of computer data from one format to another. Throughout a computer environment, data is encoded in a variety of ways. For example, computer hardware is built on the basis of certain standards, which requires that data contains,… …88

**History of Shaivism**— Portal|Hinduism|Aum.svgShaivism (also spelled Saivism ), refers to the religious traditions of Hinduism that focus on the deity Shiva. [Flood (1996), p. 149.] The worship of Shiva is a pan Hindu tradition, practiced widely across all of India,… …89

**Dandelion Wine (band)**— Dandelion Wine are a musical duo based in Melbourne, Australia. The band combines medieval and Middle Eastern instruments with electronic beats, female vocals and swirling guitars. The band originated as a four piece outfit in mid 1996, but have… …90

**FuzzyCLIPS**— is a fuzzy logic extension of the CLIPS (C Language Integrated Production System) expert system shell from NASA. It was developed by the Integrated Reasoning Group of the Institute for Information Technology of the National Research Council of… …