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From Patricia Shanahan <p...@acm.org>
Subject Re: Dependency Analsys
Date Fri, 21 Jan 2011 11:24:56 GMT
In addition to graph visualization, it might be interesting to apply 
social network analysis to the data. I don't have a specific package 
recommendation, because it is several years since I last used an SNA 


Dan Creswell wrote:
> I'd be favouring something like integration with GraphViz:
> http://www.graphviz.org/
> So you'd need an adapter that could generate a graph rep in simple text and
> GraphViz can then draw it for you....
> On 21 January 2011 10:06, Peter Firmstone <jini@zeus.net.au> wrote:
>> When I worked on the replacement for ClassDep with Tim Blackman, I created
>> a data object to capture the dependency relationships, ClassDep is now just
>> a wrapper for another implementation called ClassDepend.
>> Looking at class dependency relationships with ClassDep is a one way
>> affair, you only find dependencies.  However with ClassDepend, you can
>> capture the entire codebase and hold the entire relationship between all
>> classes in a collection.  Each object that represents a class contains a
>> list of dependant classes as well as the classes it depends upon, you can
>> traverse dependencies in either direction.
>> The question is, how can we present or visualise this class relationship
>> graph?  Anyone know of any good tools?
>> Cheers,
>> Peter.

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