Using Metrics to Understand Your Code

Understand's metrics let you quickly learn key values about your code such as the cyclomatic complexity, the ratio of comment to code, line counts, and more.

Getting the Most Out of Metrics

When it comes to maintaining your code, the more information the better. Understand's Metrics give you this information in a way that's easy to understand.

Understand your code's cyclomatic complexity by using various browser and display options
Receive detailed metrics about your code at the file, class, and entity levels
Export a full list of your metrics to an HTML or CSV file
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Cyclomatic Complexity is Just the Beginning

View the Cyclomatic Complexity of Your Code

Cyclomatic complexity is used to understand the maintainability of your code. Understand displays this information in easy to find browser windows.

A Graphical Display of Your Code's Metrics

Visualize metrics across your entire project with a metrics treemap. Each block in the metrics treemap represents a file, class, or function of your code. The blocks vary in size and color gradient to display the metrics you select. The sample below uses the number of lines in each file for the size and the cyclomatic complexity for the color.

Everything You Need to Know About Your Code

Understand's metrics charts provide information for your overall project including the most complex and largest functions, classes, and files.

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