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Suppose I have some software project I'm working on, and I want to compute some statistics about it:

  • Number of lines (total & per file)
  • Comment, spacing and other lines
  • Numbers of functions, classes, methods
  • Average length of a file, a function, a class, a method
  • Cyclomatic complexity
  • Dependency DAG depths for files, types etc.

I'll settle for only some of these, of course - the more the merrier. I do not guarantee the repository has any form of source control (although personally I'm working with mercurial right now); and it's not a clone of an online repository (so nothing like gitstats).

Requirements:

  • Libre
  • Gratis
  • Works on Linux (AMD x86_64 CPUs)
  • Supports at the very least C, C++98, C++11
  • Support for multiple output formats
  • Can produce output as console "ASCII-art" charts (a-la, say, hg diff --stat)

Desirable feature:

  • Small standalone utility
  • Not too many dependencies on other programs and libraries
  • Fast
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CLOC - Count Lines of Code - does some (not all) of those things, meeting all the requirements. It's also fast, small, and depends only on perl and a couple of perl libs.

Sample outout:

http://cloc.sourceforge.net v 1.60  T=0.46 s (354.6 files/s, 64728.0 lines/s)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Language                      files          blank        comment           code
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C/C++ Header                    108           2761           2452          10226
C++                              47           1626            772           9703
make                              1            476            193            931
Bourne Again Shell                3             50             25            346
CMake                             2             48             68            225
XML                               1              0              0             11
YAML                              1              1              6              8
Bourne Shell                      1              1              2              5
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUM:                            164           4963           3518          21455
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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There is a cross platform python metrics library that gives you metrics either on a single file, or can recurse a directory tree. It is available from the original project or my fork adds recursive option on github.

Running on an old project that I have to hand with the recurse option:

Files                       Language        SLOC Comment McCabe
----- ------------------------------ ----------- ------- ------
 102                            XML       10601    2415      0
   7                            VGL        4837      14     49
 588                              C      441797  135164  11715   
 302                              D        7750       0      0    
  27                           XSLT         691     313      0    
  13                         Python         881     203    141
   4                        XML+PHP       21489       0      0
  38                       Makefile        1747    3948     18
   7                      Batchfile          45       8      7
   2                           HTML           9      36      0    
  17                      Text only           0       0      0
   1                         POVRay           8      19      0
----- ------------------------------ ----------- ------- ------
1108                          Total      489855  142120  11930
  • Libre Yes
  • Gratis Yes
  • Works on Linux (AMD x86_64 CPUs) Yes it's python
  • Supports at the very least C, C++98, C++11 Yes
  • Support for multiple output formats Yes Can output as text, xml or csv
  • Can produce output as console "ASCII-art" charts (a-la, say, hg diff --stat) Yes See above
  • Small standalone utility Small, (tiny), python library that adds command line utility
  • Not too many dependencies on other programs and libraries Depends on python, its standard libraries & pygments
  • Fast Reasonably so
  • How does it compare with CLOC w.r.t. the kinds of statistics it gathers and presents? Beyond overall line breakdown into code/comments/space ? Also, what is "McCabe"? – einpoklum Oct 19 '16 at 6:45

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