Testing scientific software : techniques for automatic detection of metamorphic relations
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Scientific software plays an important role in critical decision making in fields such as the nuclear industry, medicine, and the military. Systematic testing of such software can help to ensure that it works as expected. Comprehensive, automated software testing requires an oracle to check whether the output produced by a test case matches the expected behavior of the program. But the challenges in creating suitable oracles limit the ability to perform automated testing of scientific software. For some programs, creating an oracle may be not possible since the correct output is not known a ...