Problem Solving Environments
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This site contains information about Problem Solving Environments (PSEs),
research, publications, and related topics.
What are PSEs?
"A PSE is a computer system that provides all the computational
facilities needed to solve a target class of problems. These
features include advanced solution methods, automatic and semiautomatic
selection of solution methods, and ways to easily incorporate novel
solution methods. Moreover, PSEs use the language of the target class
of problems, so users can run them without specialized
knowledge of the underlying computer hardware or software. By exploiting
modern technologies such as interactive color graphics, powerful
processors, and networks of specialized services, PSEs can track
extended problem solving tasks and allow users to review them easily.
Overall, they create a framework that is all things to all people: they
solve simple or complex problems, support rapid prototyping or
detailed analysis, and can be used in introductory education or at the
frontiers of science."
From "Computer as Thinker/Doer: Problem-Solving Environments
for Computational Science" by Stratis Gallopoulos, Elias Houstis
and John Rice (IEEE Computational Science and Engineering,
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