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A system of quantities from software metrology



David Flater


International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 80000, the International System of Quantities, collects and organizes the most important physical quantities into a coherent system of quantities whose foundation for measurements is the International System of Units (SI). This short communication outlines a report that, in a similar fashion, collects and organizes the most important quantities used in measurements performed on software artifacts, focusing on software as a product rather than its development process.


software, International System of Quantities, ISQ, International System of Units, SI, counted quantities, one as a unit, dimensionless quantities, bit, byte, pixel


Flater, D. (2021), A system of quantities from software metrology, Metrologia (Accessed December 3, 2023)
Created January 14, 2021, Updated January 19, 2021