An empirical stopping rule for debugging and testing computer software

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Author(s)

  • Ernest H. Forman
  • Nozer D. Singpurwalla

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-757
Journal / PublicationJournal of the American Statistical Association
Volume72
Issue number360
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1977
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

In this article we introduce the problem of computer software reliability and discuss a probabilistic model for describing the failure of software. We suggest a procedure for estimating the parameters of the model and propose a stopping rule for debugging the software. We apply our procedures to some published data on software failures. © 1977, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Research Area(s)

  • Burn-in, Debugging, Software reliability, Stopping rule, Testing computer software

Citation Format(s)

An empirical stopping rule for debugging and testing computer software. / Forman, Ernest H.; Singpurwalla, Nozer D.
In: Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 72, No. 360, 12.1977, p. 750-757.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review