Can anyone tell me what is a Test Vector???
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-e e cummings
In what context was this used? "Vector" can mean many things.
i just came across it in my company.. asked my sir.. he also said.. he would get back to me on that. i googled it but.. no use .. test vector term used in software industry.
Then what comes to my mind is:
1) Functionality - associated with Air Intercept Control systems. A "Test Vector" would be synonymous with a "Trial Intercept Solution".
2) Vector programming - complex and often used in scientific apps. If you search the web for Vector programming, you will find an abundance of information.
3) Vector graphics versus raster.
4) In Air Traffic Control, I used to issue heading directives known as vectors.
5) Some aircraft are designed with vectored thrust.
Sounds like someone inventing a new buzzword to mean 'test approach' to me. Impossible to tell without context.
"Test vectors are the paths through the control flow of a system."
Not a term I've come across before.
Test data to be used with automated testing. Or the paths through the control flow of a system. Wikipedia.
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Check out the name of the poster here for another possible meaning:
so test vectors are used only in Air Traffic Control and not in software industry?
Please read all of the answers above from the various posters as "vector" has many meanings.