Software Metrics Evaluation Based on Entropy

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R. Selvarani
T. R. Gopalakrishnan Nair
Muthu Ramachandran
Kamakhsi Prasad


Software engineering activities in the Industry has come a long way with various improvements brought in various stages of the software development life cycle. The complexity of modern software, the commercial constraints and the expectation for high quality products demand the accurate fault prediction based on OO design metrics in the class level in the early stages of software development. The object oriented class metrics are used as quality predictors in the entire OO software development life cycle even when a highly iterative, incremental model or agile software process is employed. Recent research has shown some of the OO design metrics are useful for predicting fault-proneness of classes. In this paper the empirical validation of a set of metrics proposed by Chidamber and Kemerer is performed to assess their ability in predicting the software quality in terms of fault proneness and degradation. We have also proposed the design complexity of object-oriented software with Weighted Methods per Class metric (WMC-CK metric) expressed in terms of Shannon entropy, and error proneness.

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Selvarani, R., Nair, T. R. G., Ramachandran, M., & Prasad, K. (2009). Software Metrics Evaluation Based on Entropy. INFOCOMP Journal of Computer Science, 8(2), 20-28. Retrieved from