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Concept for an Algorithm Testing & Evaluation Program at NIST



Cathleen Diaz


This report proposes a NIST service for testing and evaluating coordinate measuring systems (CMS) software. This program addresses industry need for a formal mechanism that tests data analysis software used in CMSs. The NIST Algorithm Testing and Evaluation Program (ATEP) combines the NIST Algorithm Testing System (ATS), test procedures based on emerging national standards, and control over the ATS reference algorithms. This report presents a concept for this formal mechanism to provide testing methods and tools to test and evaluate CMS data analysis software.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5366
Report Number


Diaz, C. (1994), Concept for an Algorithm Testing & Evaluation Program at NIST, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created March 31, 1994, Updated October 12, 2021