A comparison of two different program complexity measures

Academic Article


  • In recent years, a number of program complexity metrics have been developed to measure various characteristics of computer programs [1, 3]. Included among these metrics are Zolnowski's composite measure of program complexity [4, 5] and McCade's cyclomatic measure of program complexity [2]. The present paper examines these two metrics and attempts to measure their correlation with a third metric assigned by the program's author. This metric has been called the psychological complexity or the intuitive complexity of a program.
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    Author List

  • Comer JR; Rinewalt JR; Tanik MM
  • Start Page

  • 26
  • End Page

  • 28
  • Volume

  • 10
  • Issue

  • 2