The lines of code metric as a predictor of program faults: a critical analysis

@article{Khoshgoftaar1990TheLO,
  title={The lines of code metric as a predictor of program faults: a critical analysis},
  author={T. Khoshgoftaar and J. Munson},
  journal={Proceedings., Fourteenth Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference},
  year={1990},
  pages={408-413}
}
  • T. Khoshgoftaar, J. Munson
  • Published 1990
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings., Fourteenth Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference
The relationship between measures of software complexity and programming errors is explored. Four distinct regression models were developed for an experimental set of data to create a predictive model from software complexity metrics to program errors. The lines of code metric, traditionally associated with programming errors in predictive models, was found to be less valuable as a criterion measure in these models than measures of software control complexity. A factor analytic technique used… Expand
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