We propose a new approach to aggregating software metrics from the micro-level of individual artifacts (e.g., methods, classes and packages) to the macro-level of the entire software system. The approach, Theil index, was developed for measuring economic inequality. In addition to measuring inequality for all system artifacts Theil index allows reasoning about inequality between groups of artifacts, e.g., implemented in different programming languages or by different teams.
|Title of host publication||BENEVOL 2009 (8th Belgian-Netherlands Software Evolution Seminar, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, December 17-18, 2009. Proceedings of Short Papers)|
|Publisher||Katholieke Universiteit Leuven|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|