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The Art and Science of Analyzing Software Data by Thomas Zimmermann, Tim Menzies, Christian Bird

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Chapter 20

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An Enabling Language and Infrastructure for Ultra-Large-Scale MSR Studies

Robert Dyer*; Hoan Nguyen; Hridesh Rajan; Tien Nguyen    * Department of Computer Science, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

Abstract

Mining software repositories (MSR) on a large scale is important for more generalizable research results. Large collections of software artifacts are openly available (e.g., SourceForge has more than 350,000 projects, GitHub has more than 10 million projects, and Google Code has more than 250,000 projects), but capitalizing on this data is ...

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