Quantitative analytic approaches in software engineering

  • Torii K
  • Matsumoto K
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This paper describes the current state of quantitative analysis in software engineering along with the overview on software engineering papers published in Japan in the 1990s and the history of implementation and application of the GINGER system, which is a measurement-based programming support system with real-time feedback. The topics of papers concerning quantitative analysis in software engineering can be classified into four major groups: ‘Quality’, ‘Sizing’, ‘Human’, and ‘Code-level diagnosis’. Most of them take a model-based approach and include experimental projects. At this stage, ‘Specification-level’ and ‘Design-level’ analysis is not so common, but we believe GINGER can make it easy to quantitatively analyse products and processes at these levels with the advent of modern CASE tools.

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  • Measurement environment
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Software metrics

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  • Koji Torii

  • Ken-ichi Matsumoto

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