On the Distribution of Bugs in the Eclipse System

  title={On the Distribution of Bugs in the Eclipse System},
  author={Giulio Concas and Michele Marchesi and Alessandro Murgia and Roberto Tonelli and Ivana Turnu},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
The distribution of bugs in software systems has been shown to satisfy the Pareto principle, and typically shows a power-law tail when analyzed as a rank-frequency plot. In a recent paper, Zhang showed that the Weibull cumulative distribution is a very good fit for the Alberg diagram of bugs built with experimental data. In this paper, we further discuss the subject from a statistical perspective, using as case studies five versions of Eclipse, to show how log-normal, Double-Pareto, and Yule… CONTINUE READING
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