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

  title={The lines of code metric as a predictor of program faults: a critical analysis},
  author={Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar and John C. Munson},
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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