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SMERFS and SMERFS3 [software reliability modeling programs]

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Farr, W.H. ; Combat Syst. Technol. Branch, B35, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA, USA

To date, over 75 software reliability models have appeared in the literature These models, however, require sophisticated numerical procedures to obtain estimates of the model parameters. This necessitates the use of a computer. This was the purpose of the development of the program called SMERFS (Statistical Modeling and Estimation of Reliability Functions for Software). It is an interactive program for software reliability modeling that provided a computer-based tool for the software analyst to perform software reliability analyses. That program has undergone a number of revisions over the years. SMERFS 3 is the newest evolution of SMERFS. It is a strictly PC Windows-based application program that allows the user to carry out hardware, software and/or total systems reliability analyses. The aim is to perform both component- and systems-level assessments

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Software Engineering Workshop, 2001. Proceedings. 26th Annual NASA Goddard

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2001