WIT Press


Planar Similarity - A New Synthetic Metric

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM930371

Volume

4

Pages

14

Published

1993

Size

1,285 kb

Author(s)

F.J. Garlick

Abstract

Planar similarity - A new synthetic metric F.J. Garlick Department of Information Science, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Abstract This paper describes a new metric which identifies similarities between programs and uses this similarity as a measure or indicator of quality. The method requires that a set of generic programs be used in design and from these a set of conventional metrics is defined which are then used to generate the similarity metric. GENERIC PROGRAMMING - A RECIPE FOR INNOVATION Stephane Grappelli, regarded by many as perhaps the world greatest exponent of the Jazz Violin once said, when speaking about his kind of music; ..practice is good for the fingers but not good for the imagination. On the face of it this seems unwise to say the least, but the point is that for Jazz the essence of the music is improvisation (innovation) and variations on a theme. Thus when Grappelli is playing Tea for Two he knows what

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