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During recent years, there have been many attempts to define and measure the "complexity" of a computer program. Maurme Halstead has developed a theory that gives objective measures of software complexity. Various studms and experiments have shown that the theory's predictmns of the number of bugs in programs and of the time required to implement a program(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 sci-ence" to be an unconvincing theory. I have serious reservations about the(More)
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