Empirical Evaluation of Method Complexity for C++ Program

Motoyasu TAKEHARA  Toshihiro KAMIYA  Shinji KUSUMOTO  Katsuro INOUE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E83-D    No.8    pp.1698-1700
Publication Date: 2000/08/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Software Engineering
Keyword: 
metrics,  object-oriented software,  complexity,  C++,  

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Summary: 
This letter empirically evaluates the way how to calculate the complexity of methods, that is used in the definition of WMC(Weighted Method per Class), one of the Chidamber and Kemerer's metrics. With respect to the results of our experiment, Halstead's Software Science metric is the most appropriate one to evaluate the complexity of the methods.