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={Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar and John C. Munson},
  journal={Proceedings., Fourteenth Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference},
  year={1990},
  pages={408-413}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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