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JSW 2011 Vol.6(3): 460-467 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.6.3.460-467

Study and Metric on Macro-Topology Characteristic Values of Software Networks

Zheng Liu1, Hai Zhao1, Qian Zhang2
1College of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
2Department of TSD, NeuSoft Company, Shenyang, China


Abstract—According to the research progress of software networks in these years, the software structural networks show the same characteristics with complex networks and the software topological structure has an effect on the quality characteristics of software systems. The research work begins with the statistics analysis of three characteristic values, which can reflect the efficiency, complexity and orderliness of software systems separately, of 500 open source software systems. Then D(AP), D(AD) and D(E) are presented for measuring the quality characteristics of software systems refer to the definition of deviation of characteristic value and quality characteristics relative to software scale. By testing on seven Linux kernels of different versions, the metrics on software networks based on deviation of characteristic values is validated effective.

Index Terms—Deviation of characteristic value, Metrics of software, Macro-topology, Software network

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Cite: Zheng Liu, Hai Zhao, Qian Zhang, "Study and Metric on Macro-Topology Characteristic Values of Software Networks," Journal of Software vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 460-467, 2011.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Bimonthly 
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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