Using multilevel call matrices in large software projects

Frank van Ham

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Traditionally, node link diagrams are the prime choice when it comes to visualizing software architectures. However, node link diagrams often fall short when used to visualize large graph structures. In this paper we investigate the use of call matrices as visual aids in the management of large software projects. We argue that call matrices have a number of advantages over traditional node link diagrams when the main object of interest is the link instead of the node. Matrix visualizations can provide stable and crisp layouts of large graphs and are inherently well suited for large multilevel visualizations because of their recursive structure. We discuss a number of visualization issues, using a very large software project currently under development at Philips Medical Systems as a running example.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings 9th Annual IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization (InfoVis 2003, Seattle WA, USA, October 19-21, 2003)
RedacteurenT. Munzner, S. North
Plaats van productiePiscataway
UitgeverijInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Aantal pagina's6
ISBN van geprinte versie0-7803-8154-8
StatusGepubliceerd - 2003
EvenementIEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 2003 - Seattle, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 19 okt 200321 okt 2003


CongresIEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 2003
Land/RegioVerenigde Staten van Amerika


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