A method is presented for the prediction of the properties of a program at the design stage by estimating only the number of unique operands. Since the estimation of unique operators, such as plus and minus, is rather tedious and erroneous, metrics based on M. Halstead's (1977) metrics and Zipf's law are derived and shown to provide better performance.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Place of Publication||New York, NY, USA|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
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