The Static Structural Complexity Metrics for Large-Scale Software System
Measuring the complexity of a large-scale software system has been a urgent demand in software development practices. The traditional software metrics can hardly describe the structural complexity in modern software. As the complex networks theory has been used to study the software structure, we analyzed a great many software systems. The analyzing results reveal the parameters in complex networks can be used to represent property of software structure. And this paper introduces some efficient metrics and measuring methods based on basic parameters in complex networks. A practice example was described to demonstrate the effectiveness of the metrics.
H. H. Zhang et al., "The Static Structural Complexity Metrics for Large-Scale Software System", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 44-47, pp. 3548-3552, 2011