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Software Size Measurement: A Framework for Counting Source Statements

  • September 1992
  • By Robert E. Park
  • This 1992 report presents guidelines for defining, recording, and reporting frequently used measures of software size: physical source lines and logical source statements.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-92-TR-020
  • Abstract

    This report presents guidelines for defining, recording, and reporting two frequently used measures of software size: physical source lines and logical source statements. We propose a general framework for constructing size definitions and use it to derive operational methods for reducing misunderstandings in measurement results. We show how the methods can be applied to address the information needs of different users while maintaining a common definition of software size.

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SEI

Park, Robert. Software Size Measurement: A Framework for Counting Source Statements. CMU/SEI-92-TR-020. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 1992. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11689

IEEE

Park. Robert, "Software Size Measurement: A Framework for Counting Source Statements," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-92-TR-020, 1992. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11689

APA

Park, Robert. (1992). Software Size Measurement: A Framework for Counting Source Statements (CMU/SEI-92-TR-020). Retrieved October 01, 2016, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11689

CHI

Robert Park. Software Size Measurement: A Framework for Counting Source Statements (CMU/SEI-92-TR-020). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11689

MLA

Park, Robert. 1992. Software Size Measurement: A Framework for Counting Source Statements (Technical Report CMU/SEI-92-TR-020). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11689

BibTex

@techreport{ParkSoftwareSize1992,
title={Software Size Measurement: A Framework for Counting Source Statements},
author={Robert Park},
year={1992},
number={CMU/SEI-92-TR-020},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11689} }