A curated repository of data sets and tools that can be used for conducting evidence-based, data-driven research on software systems. This research approach is often termed experimental, or empirical software engineering. Many of the data sets can also be useful in research using search-based software engineering methods. The repository is named after the Mining Software Repositories (MSR) conference series. For examples of such work see the MSR conference's Hall of Fame.
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- SIR - Software-artifact infrastructure repository; Java, C, C++, and C# software together with test suites and fault data.
- PROMISE - About 20 datasets related to software engineering research.
- FLOSSmole - Collaborative collection and analysis of free/libre/open source project data.
- Zenodo - Software data collections in CERN's open-access repository.
- AndroidTimeMachine - Graph-based dataset of commit history of 8,431 real-world Android apps.
- AndroZoo - Collection of Android Applications.
- Bug Prediction Dataset - Collection of models and metrics from Eclipse JDT Core, PDE UI, Equinox Framework, Lucene, Mylyn, and their histories.
- Code Reviews - Code reviews of OpenStack, LibreOffice, AOSP, Qt, Eclipse.
- CoREBench - Collection of 70 realistically Complex Regression Errors that were systematically extracted from the repositories and bug reports of four open-source software projects: Make, Grep, Findutils, and Coreutils.
- Defects4J - Collection of 395 reproducible bugs collected with the goal of advancing software testing research.
- Eclipse AERI stacktraces - Collection of stacktraces of Exceptions encountered by users of the Eclipse IDE, as retrieved by the AERI reporting system..
- Enron Spreadsheets and Emails - All the spreadsheets and emails used in the paper 'Enron's Spreadsheets and Related Emails: A Dataset and Analysis'.
- Findbugs-maven - Set of FindBugs reports for the Java projects of the Maven repository.
- GHTorrent - Scalable, queriable, offline mirror of data offered through the GitHub REST API.
- GitHub on Google BigQuery - GitHub data accessible through Google's BigQuery platform.
- KaVE - Developer tool interaction data.
- Maven metrics - Collection of software complexity & sizing metrics for the Maven Repository.
- Maven Dependency Graph - Snapshot of the whole Maven Central taken on September 6, 2018, stored in a graph database.
- mzdata - Multi-extract and multi-level dataset of Mozilla issue tracking history.
- npm-miner - The dataset contains the analysis results of 5 open source software quality tools eslint, escomplex, nsp, jsinspect and sonarjs for 2000 popular (in terms of stars and downloads) npm packages.
- OCL Expressions on GitHub - Data set of 9188 OCL expressions originating from 504 EMF meta-models in 245 systematically selected GitHub repositories.
- RepoReapers Data Set - Data set containing a collection of engineered software projects from GHTorrent.
- STAMINA - (STAte Machine INference Approaches) data are used to benchmark techniques for learning deterministic finite state machines (FSMs).
- Stack Exchange - Anonymized dump of all user-contributed content on the Stack Exchange network.
- TravisTorrent - Provides free and easy-to-use Traivs CI build analyses.
- Ultimate Debian Database (UDD) - Data about various aspects of Debian (e.g. packages, bugs, mainteners) in the same SQL database.
- Unix history - Git repository with 46 years of Unix history evolution.
- Boa - Domain-specific language and infrastructure that eases mining software repositories.
- ckjm - Chidamber and Kemerer Java Metrics.
- Coming - A Java framework for analyzing code changes and mining instances of change patterns from Git repositories.
- DbDeo - Extract embedded SQL statements and detect database schema smells.
- Designite - Compute source code metrics and detect a variety of implementation, design, and architecture smells for C#.
- DesigniteJava - Compute source code metrics and detect a variety of implementation and design smells for Java.
- Diggit - Agile Ruby Tool to analyze Git repositories.
- GrimoireLab - Free/Libre/Open Source tools for Software Development Analytics.
- MetricMiner - Lean Java DSL to mine and extract data (e.g. commits, developers, modifications, diffs) from Git and SVN repositories.
- Maven-miner - Java tools and infrastructure to resolve the whole Maven dependency graph, hosted in Maven Central, in the form of a Neo4j Graph.
- Puppeteer - Detect configuration smells in Puppet code.
- PyDriller - Python Framework to analyse Git repositories.
- qmcalc - Calculate quality metrics from C source code.
- reaper - Python tool to compute a score for a repository from GHTorrent. The score quantifies the extent to which the project contained within the repository is engineered.
- VulData7 - Java framework enabling the automated collection of commits fixing vulnerabilities that are reported in NVD (links NVD with Git).
- Outlets exclusively devoted to empirical software engineering research
- Outlets that publish empirical software engineering research
- ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM)
- ESEC/FSE: ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering
- ICSE: International Conference on Software Engineering
- IEEE Software magazine
- IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
- Journal of Systems and Software
- SANER: IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering
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