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Is it OK to publish benchmark programs in the software library?
11-29-2017, 08:16 PM (This post was last modified: 11-29-2017 09:09 PM by StephenG1CMZ.)
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Is it OK to publish benchmark programs in the software library?
I have written something resembling the Whetstone benchmark in PPL for the Prime.
I thought perhaps I should check here before uploading it...
Possible areas of concern might be:
1 Copyright (the original algorithm was in Algol)
2 Certification (my implementation is not certified and may be inaccurate)
3 Lack of optimisation (my implementation follows the original's for loops - Experts in PPL can no doubt improve performance - and as such it might not reflect what performance the calculator can achieve).

I don't want to upset anyone on the forum, so I thought I had best check here as to whether or not such a program could or should be uploaded.

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11-30-2017, 02:07 AM
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RE: Is it OK to publish benchmark programs in the software library?
(11-29-2017 08:16 PM)StephenG1CMZ Wrote:  I don't want to upset anyone on the forum, so I thought I had best check here as to whether or not such a program could or should be uploaded.

IANAL, but sure, why not? It's VERY unlikely anyone here would be offended or upset, this is what we do.

With no disrespect for your code, it's likely someone will offer suggestions for improvement, and possibly bug fixes, but it's also likely you'd be interested in these, right?

I'm not sure what kind of certification you are referring to, but I feel comfortable guessing that less then 0.001% of the programs submitted here have been certified (I'd say zero, but we all know better, right?).

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12-04-2017, 12:17 AM (This post was last modified: 12-04-2017 08:23 AM by StephenG1CMZ.)
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RE: Is it OK to publish benchmark programs in the software library?
Given the 100% reponse in favour Smile - and because I need to back up my work urgently as my Android is critically low on storage - I have now uploaded what I have implemented.
http://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread-9627.html
I am sure there is plenty of room for improvement.

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