CyVis is a free software metrics collection, analysis and visualisation tool for java based software.
Features at a Glance
What does it do?
CyVis collects data from java class or jar files. Once the raw data is collected, certain metrics like number of lines, statements, methods, classes and packages are obtained. Other metrics like cyclomatic complexity etc. are also be deducted.
Once the metrics are collected, the statistical information can be viewed as charts, graphs and tables. Lots of importance has been given to how the information is shown on the charts. They are drawn in such a way, that the user immediately knows where something might be wrong or bad in their software. Alternatively, HTML & Text reports can also be produced. Raw metrics can be exported in XML format, as the user chooses.
Are there other such tools? If so how is CyVis different?
Yes, there other such tools, each with their own purpose. Some limitations in these tools are:
Though CyVis is written in java it has only been tested for windows machines, so we do know how it might behave on other platforms.
Inner class files are omitted, in this version. They will be included in the next version.
Please feel free to post any Issues that you happen to come across here.
Features Planned for Future Releases
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