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This book concerns software design. Although many current discussions of scientific programming focus on scalable performance, this book focuses on scalable design. The authors analyze how the structure of a package determines its developmental complexity according to such measures as bug search times and documentation information content. The work presents arguments for why these issues impact solution cost and time more than does scalable performance. The final chapter explores the question of scalable execution and shows how scalable design relates to scalable execution. The book's focus is on program organization, which has received considerable attention in the broader software engineering community, where graphical description standards for modeling software structure and behavior have been developed by computer scientists. These discussions might be enriched by engineers who write scientific codes. This book aims to bring such scientific programmers into discussion with computer scientists. The authors do so by introducing object-oriented software design patterns in the context of scientific simulation.Read more
- This book discusses object-oriented programming in Fortran 2003 and C++
- This text is designed to help students and professionals solve complex computer problems
- Each chapter has a set of exercise problems
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"This book makes a good case for the usefulness of design patterns and object-oriented programming for maintainable code, but disregards runtime performance and scienti!c libraries...one of those books that I wish I’d read earlier in my programming career." - Ramses van Zon, Computing in Science and Engineering, Jan/Feb 2012See more reviews
"Scientific software must be consciously designed to grow with a research program and the hardware that supports the research program. And how to do that is precisely what the authors in this book have shown." - Dan Nagel, Scientific Programming
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- Date Published: April 2011
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521888134
- length: 406 pages
- dimensions: 254 x 178 x 24 mm
- weight: 0.92kg
- contains: 119 b/w illus. 9 tables 23 exercises
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. The Tao of Scientific OOP:
1. Development costs and complexity
2. The object-oriented way
3. Scientific OOP
Part II. SOOP to Nuts and Bolts:
4. Design patterns basics
5. The object pattern
6. The abstract calculus pattern
7. The strategy and surrogate patterns
8. The puppeteer pattern
9. Factory patterns
Part III. Gumbo SOOP:
10. Formal constraints
11. Mixed-language programming
12. Multiphysics architectures.
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