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Form Error Models of the NIST Algorithm Testing System



Mary B. Algeo, Ted Hopp


The NIST Algorithm Testing System is a software package for testing geometric fitting software. In order to create realistic test scenarios, the ATS provides the capability to generate test data that simulate part features with form errors. This report documents the form error models used in the Algorithm Testing System.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 4740
Report Number


Algorithm Testing System, ATS, geometric fitting software


Algeo, M. and Hopp, T. (1992), Form Error Models of the NIST Algorithm Testing System, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed May 23, 2024)


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Created June 30, 1992, Updated October 12, 2021