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Les Hatton

2008n

Unifying power-law behaviour, functionality and defect distribution in general software systems

Submitted for publicationvariations_1008.pdf

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Synopsis Invited Feedback Importance (/10, author rated :-) )
Together with the linked paper below, this paper offers a complete explanation of
  • The power-law distribution of component sizes in general software systems
  • The xlogx behaviour of defect as released systems mature in the wild.

It does this using variational principles used in statistical mechanics with some simple assumptions about the nature of information and defect. The nice thing is that it makes no assumptions about the nature of the implementation, paradigm used or even language but fits observed data extremely well.

Well, I like it anyway. :-)

None yet10

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