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Old   June 29, 2011, 21:24
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a general question:

can i compare numerical result to another numrical result?? i know experimental validation is very important but wht if the experimental data is not existing... how can i justify the comparison of numerical to numerical data..
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a general question:

can i compare numerical result to another numrical result?? i know experimental validation is very important but wht if the experimental data is not existing... how can i justify the comparison of numerical to numerical data..
You certainly can, but it does not have as much weight and value as comparing to an experiment. This shortcoming is often compensated by comparing to several numerical solutions, assuming truth in numbers.
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