Understanding program complexity: an approach for study

Short Paper
Chris R. Douce; Szonya Durant

This short work in progress paper presents a series of experiments that are intended to explore two related research questions. The first research question is whether software complexity metrics have a cognitive basis or are ‘real’ in a psychological sense. The second research question aims to explore in greater detail how programmer memory may relate to measures of spatial software complexity. A small number of metrics are described, followed by a description of two different experiments which are continuing to be designed.

Type of Publication: Paper
Conference: PPIG 2011 - 23rd Annual Workshop
Publication Year: 2011
Paper #: 7
TitleUnderstanding program complexity: an approach for study
Publication TypePaper
AuthorsDouce, CR, Durant, S
PPIG Workshop: 
2011-09-23rd