Issue No.03 - March (1987 vol.13)
D. Kafura , Department of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
This paper reports on a modest study which relates seven different software complexity metrics to the experience of maintenance activities performed on a medium size software system. Three different versions of the system that evolved over a period of three years were analyzed in this study. A major revision of the system, while still in its design phase, was also analyzed.
software metrics, Complexity metrics, design analysis, maintenance
D. Kafura, G.R. Reddy, "The Use of Software Complexity Metrics in Software Maintenance", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol.13, no. 3, pp. 335-343, March 1987, doi:10.1109/TSE.1987.233164