[Haskell-cafe] Suggestions for an empirical master thesis
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Mon Aug 8 11:59:03 UTC 2016
That's interesting! Thank you very much!
On 08/07/2016 09:06 AM, Damian Nadales wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 7, 2016 at 1:22 AM, Doug McIlroy <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu> wrote:
>>> The number of bugs would have to be normalized using the
>> numbers of users of a project (maybe measured in number of downloads).
>> Do you expect more bugs for frequently downloaded packages,
>> or fewer downloads for packages with many bug reports
>> or bug rate diminishing with downloads? It's a slippery
> The question is whether code metrics could serve as a proxy for
> code-quality/sustainability. I didn't suggest to look for associations
> between downloads and bug-reports, but use the number of users as an
> extra variable in the model (to normalize the data). So if we assume
> that all the other variables remain the same, does code with better
> metrics exhibit better quality features in practice?
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