Software metrics

A metric is a unit of measure, eg.


Graph of claimed progress

Software metrics

"I often say that

when you cannot measure what you are speaking about,

when you cannot express it in numbers,

your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind;

it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely in your thoughts advanced to the stage of science ..."

Lord Kelvin, addressing the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1883


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