Issue No. 04 - April (1986 vol. 12)
Martin Trachtenberg , RCA Corporation, Moorestown, NJ 08057
During the past five years, several studies - have purported to show that Thayer's software reliability data on “System 3”  validates Halstead's theory on software fault prediction . It should be pointed out that the System 3 data were neither collected nor reduced in accordance with the theory's requirements, and, therefore, these data, as is, cannot properly be used for validating the theory.
Software, Assembly, Software reliability, Programming, Psychology, Predictive models, System testing
Martin Trachtenberg, "Validating Halstead's theory with system 3 data", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 12, no. , pp. 584, April 1986, doi:10.1109/TSE.1986.6312906