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Dependence cluster visualization

Islam, SS; Krinke, J; Binkley, D; (2010) Dependence cluster visualization. In: SOFTVIS '10: Proceedings of the 5th international symposium on Software visualization. (pp. pp. 93-102). ACM Press: New York, US.

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Abstract

Large clusters of mutual dependence have long been regarded as a problem impeding comprehension, testing, maintenance, and reverse engineering. An effective visualization can aid an engineer in addressing the presence of large clusters. Such a visualization is presented. It allows a program’s dependence clusters to be considered from an abstract high level down thru a concrete source-level. At the highest level of abstraction, the visualization uses a heat-map (a color scheme) to efficiently overview the clusters found in an entire system. Other levels include three source code views that allow a user to “zoom” in on the clusters starting from the high-level system view, down through a file view, and then onto the actual source code where each cluster can be studied in detail. Also presented are two case studies, the first is the open-source calculator bc and the second is the industrial program copia, which performs signal processing. The studies consider qualitative evaluations of the visualization. From the results, it is seen that the visualization reveals high-level structure of programs and interactions between its components. The results also show that the visualization highlights potential candidates (functions/files) for re-factoring in bc and finds dependence pollution in copia.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Dependence cluster visualization
ISBN-13: 9781450300285
DOI: 10.1145/1879211.1879227
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1879211.1879227
Language: English
Keywords: Dependence, Program Comprehension, program slicing, clustering, visualization, reverse engineering, re-engineering
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Health Informatics
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Health Informatics > CHIME
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/264441
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