The Story


Problems worthy of attack
proof their worth by hitting back.
                                            ―Piet Hein

I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted
because someone didn't bother to "run the numbers."
―William J. Browning

The Challenge · The Winners · Interview with Lloyd N. Trefethen · Comments by the Contestants · Relative Difficulty of the Problems

The Story as Covered in SIAM News

The Story (and Solutions) as Put to the Web by Some of the Contestants

Bernard Beard, Marijke van Gans, and Brian Medley · John Boersma, Jos Jansen, Fred Simons, and Fred Steutel · Folkmar Bornemann · Carl DeVore, Toby Driscoll, Eli Faulkner, Jon Leighton, Sven Reichard, and Lou Rossi · Eric Dussaud, Chris Husband, Hoang Nguyen, Daniel Reynolds, and Christiaan Stolk · Gaston Gonnet and Robert Israel · Danny Kaplan and Stan Wagon · Michel Kern · Gerd Kunert · Dirk Laurie · Peter Robinson · Peter Simon and Kim McInturff · Eckard Specht, Martin Wohlgemuth, Clemens Raab, and Lutz Gehlen

The Story as Told Elsewhere

The Donor

§  William J. Browning, President, Applied Mathematics, Inc.

Further Links

§  Lloyd N. Trefethen. Ten Digit Algorithms, Mitchell Lecture, Dundee, June 2005.

This is a web page for the book:

Folkmar Bornemann, Dirk Laurie, Stan Wagon, Jörg Waldvogel: The SIAM 100-Digit Challenge, A Study in High-Accuracy Numerical Computing. Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Philadelphia, 2004.

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