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There are three main goals that motivate the development of this tool set:
It must be noted that our goal here is not to replace existing tools that
already provide useful functionality for computational experiments
(e.g., gnuplot, make, perl, python).
Rather, the goal is to
augment this set with new tools that build on the functionality already
available to provide a comfortable experimentation environment.
- to provide a simple way to set up and run computational experiments;
- to provide a means of automatically documenting the environment in
which an experiment is run so the experiment can be easily rerun
(provided the same environment is still available) and the results
can be more accurately compared to the results of other computational
- to eliminate some of the tedium involved in collecting and analyzing
output by providing basic text output processing tools.