Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Proving an algorithim

  1. Sep 17, 2006 #1
    I understand a bit about math, but it's been over 30 years since I've been to college. I have a question about where to find information mostly. My prolbem is that I have an algorithm that guesses the results of a process. The process has as best I can figure about 10 degrees of freedom.

    1) how many times would I need to run the algorithim against the process to statistically validate the algorithm?

    2) where would I find an Internet source that discusses this type of statistical validation? none of the google terms I come up with work for me.

    I understand I can prove it by showing the math of how the algorithm was constructed, but that only works if you know the "why" behind the algorithm.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 16, 2006 #2

    EnumaElish

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    1. No less than 30.
    2. Look up statistical regression analysis.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Proving an algorithim
  1. Connectives homework (Replies: 27)

  2. Prove by induction? (Replies: 1)

  3. How to prove this (Replies: 3)

  4. Prove A is countable (Replies: 3)

Loading...