Ann Fitzsimmons

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During recent years, there have been many a t tempts to define and measure the "complexity" of a computer program. Maurme Halstead has developed a theory t ha t gives objective measures of software complexity. Various studms and exper iments have shown tha t the theory's predictmns of the number of bugs in programs and of the t ime required to implement a(More)
data in the authors' Figure 1 would clearly have a high mean-squared error in a regression analysis; yet the authors claim that the correlation coefficient for these data shows that the results of software science are "amazingly accurate." For these reasons I find "software science" to be an unconvincing theory. I have serious reservations about the(More)
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