WIT Press


Design Complexity Metrics For The MASCOT 3 Design Method

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM950172

Volume

14

Pages

9

Published

1995

Size

797 kb

Author(s)

J. Moses

Abstract

Design complexity metrics for the MASCOT 3 design method J. Moses School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, SRI 3SD, UK Email: csOjmo@uk.ac.sundp.orac ABSTRACT The importance of system design products has recently been recognised, [1], p.46, their maintainability, reusability and testability having been identified as being at least as important as that of the corresponding implemented code. Hence, investigation of complexity of software development products at architectural design (A.D.) and detailed design (D.D.) may be viewed as important because of the relationship between complexity and maintainability see [2], [3], [4] and [1]. This paper demonstrates that, in general, there exists a highly significant positive correlation between the complexity of MASCOT 3 [5] modules (as measured by a suitable complexity metric) at architectural design (A.D.) and the complexity of the corresponding MASCOT 3 modules at detailed design

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