On the Use of a Multiple View Interactive Environment for MATLAB and Octave Program Comprehension

Ivan Lessa, Glauco Carneiro, Miguel P. Monteiro, Fernando Brito e Abreu

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Abstract

MATLAB or GNU/Octave programs can become very large and complex and therefore difficult to understand and maintain. The objective of this paper is presenting an approach to mitigate this problem, based upon a multiple view interactive environment (MVIE) called Octminer. The latter provides visual resources to support program comprehension, namely the selection and configuration of several views to meet developers’ needs. For validation purposes, the authors conducted two case studies to characterize the use of Octminer in the context of software comprehension activities. The results provided initial evidences of its effectiveness to support the comprehension of programs written in the aforementioned languages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages640-654
Number of pages15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2015
Event15th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA) - Banff, Canada
Duration: 22 Jun 201525 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA)
CountryCanada
CityBanff
Period22/06/1525/06/15

Keywords

  • software visualization
  • MATLAB/Octave
  • software comprehension

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    Lessa, I., Carneiro, G., P. Monteiro, M., & Abreu, F. B. E. (2015). On the Use of a Multiple View Interactive Environment for MATLAB and Octave Program Comprehension. 640-654. Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA), Banff, Canada. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21410-8_49