Theil index for aggregation of software metrics values

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBENEVOL 2009 (8th Belgian-Netherlands Software Evolution Seminar, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, December 17-18, 2009. Proceedings of Short Papers)
    PublisherKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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