When a software measure is not a measure

@article{Fenton1992WhenAS,
  title={When a software measure is not a measure},
  author={Norman E. Fenton},
  journal={Software Engineering Journal},
  year={1992},
  volume={7},
  pages={357-362}
}
A recent interesting paper by Melton et al. [ 11 discussed finding measures which preserve intuitive orderings on software documents. Informally, if 5 is such an ordering, then they argue that a measure M is a real-valued function defined on documents such that M(F) < M(F')whenever F< F. However, in measurement theory, this is only a necessary condition for a measure M. The representation condition for measurement additionally requires the converse; that F S F whenever M(F) < M(F'). Using the… CONTINUE READING

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