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Using the gini coefficient for bug prediction in eclipse


Giger, Emanuel; Pinzger, Martin; Gall, Harald (2011). Using the gini coefficient for bug prediction in eclipse. In: 12th International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution and the 7th annual ERCIM Workshop on Software Evolution, Szeged, Hungary, 5 September 2011 - 6 September 2011, 51-55.

Abstract

The Gini coefficient is a prominent measure to quantify the inequality of a distribution. It is often used in the field of economy to describe how goods, e.g., wealth or farmland, are distributed among people. We use the Gini coefficient to measure code ownership by investigating how changes made to source code are distributed among the developer population. The results of our study with data from the Eclipse platform show that less bugs can be expected if a large share of all changes are accumulated, i.e., carried out, by relatively few developers.

Abstract

The Gini coefficient is a prominent measure to quantify the inequality of a distribution. It is often used in the field of economy to describe how goods, e.g., wealth or farmland, are distributed among people. We use the Gini coefficient to measure code ownership by investigating how changes made to source code are distributed among the developer population. The results of our study with data from the Eclipse platform show that less bugs can be expected if a large share of all changes are accumulated, i.e., carried out, by relatively few developers.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:6 September 2011
Deposited On:10 Feb 2012 12:17
Last Modified:27 Aug 2017 02:37
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery
Series Name:Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution and the 7th annual ERCIM Workshop on Software Evolution
ISBN:978-1-4503-0848-9
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2024445.2024455
Related URLs:http://2011.esec-fse.org/
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:3852

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