Table 5: Comparison of maximum values found in data sets.

MetricRamosStamelosCMMSRec. Limits

Overall LoC3 M606 K1.5 M
LoC per module3 k–43 k4 k–40 k172–72,300
Comment LoC20.3%–29.8%0–132%20–242%
Cyclomatic complexity11.7–50.61–350–383<10
Nesting1–80–120–5
Fan-out0.5–9.42.00–6.031–143
Frequency1.5–9.90–2242
Length18–5160–70,173
Effort32.7–1407.40–4.5 B