Estimating Effort

Use the Effort Estimation tool to compare source files based on weighted values for selected complexity metrics. To open the Effort Estimation tool, select a project in the Repository Browser and choose Analyze > Effort.

Select the source files types to be included in the calculation and the weighted values for the metrics in the Effort Estimation options. When you are satisfied with your selections, choose File > Compute Effort.

When the effort estimation report is displayed, select a source file in the Effort pane to show the effort statistics for its generated objects in the Details pane and the Interactive Analysis information for the file in the Preview pane. To generate the report in HTML, choose File > Report. The figure below shows the Effort Estimation window.