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In the intro, verifying the divisibility of a number by 3 or 9 is not the same as casting out nines.

Banking example[edit]

In the banking program section, the part "and that deposits or purchases are sane in fitting in with patterns established by historical data" is not a sanity check. This is a reflection of what the banking program might consider likely or expected behavior, but not impossible. A sanity check determines if a result is simply not possible, it does not have any bearing on an entirely possible, however unlikely, result.--Chilipepper987 (talk) 04:00, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Requested move 11 June 2015[edit]

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The result of the move request was: moved per request. Favonian (talk) 11:45, 29 June 2015 (UTC)


Sanity testingSanity check – I checked sources after finding this article while looking something up. The WP:COMMONNAME for the topic is "sanity check," which is better represented (by far) in sources, and the current title could refer to legal determinations of insanity rather than to checking mathematical calculations, which is the topic of the article. I couldn't do the move myself because it is over an existing redirect. --Relisted. George Ho (talk) 00:50, 18 June 2015 (UTC) – WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 16:57, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

This is a contested technical request (permalink). Anthony Appleyard (talk) 22:23, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
  • @WeijiBaikeBianji and Blackhat999: I agree with the move, but if it is over an existing redirect that it might be controversial. FrodoBaggins (blackhat999) (talk) 21:43, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose The two topics are different but related. The common name is still sanity testing. Walter Görlitz (talk) 05:16, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Please explain. Right now the other term is used as a redirect for the current article title, suggesting that the topic associated with either term is one and the same. Could you please point me to sources that use one term or the other for one meaning or the other? I'm pretty sure "sanity check" is by far the more familiar term than "sanity testing" because it is the term I have encountered in my own reading about checking mathematics steps (the topic of the current article) and it is much more represented in published books. The term now used as the article title is the least used term found in the literature (it is barely found in the literature at all). -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 20:09, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
      • I don't know. You'd have to ask the individual who created the other article as a redirect in 2006: @MPS:. Both "sanity test" and "sanity testing" are common in the software development world and it has a different meaning than sanity check. Compare "sanity test and sanity check at StickyMinds.com, the largest software testing site. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Walter Görlitz (talkcontribs) 00:15, 15 June 2015‎ (UTC)
  • Support per nom. As a sanity check, you can run an ngrams search. Red Slash 22:25, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Yes. Shhhhwwww!! (talk) 02:36, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

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