To aid in software development, I have created this mathematical analysis of function points as applied to program design. Function points are a measurement unit used to express the amount of business functionality an information system (as a product) provides to a user. Function points are used to compute a functional size measurement (FSM) of software. The cost (in dollars or hours) of a single unit is calculated from past projects.
This mathematical analysis was used as a development tool in the NID (Network Image Deployment) system I created, which can also be seen on this website.
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