WIT Press


A Taxonomy Of Object-oriented Measures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQE970201

Volume

17

Pages

9

Published

1997

Size

866 kb

Author(s)

R.D. Neal

Abstract

Software and software development are extremely complex. We should not expect to measure something so complex with one, two, or even a dozen measures. Measures have to be developed to allow us to view software from many perspectives. To facilitate this process, this paper builds on taxonomies proposed by [1] and [16] that not only allows us to classify measures but also helps us model the object-oriented space. In this paper, as per [8], a metric is any proposed measurement (not necessarily validated); a measure is a validated metric, i.e., all measures are metrics but not all metrics are measures. 1 Introduction Measurement is the process whereby numbers or symbols are assigned to dimensions of entities in such a manner as to describe the dimension in a meaningful way [

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