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STAN - Structure Analysis for Java, Public Beta 3

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STAN, the new structure analysis tool for Java, brings together development and quality assurance in a natural way. STAN encourages developers and project managers in visualizing their design, understanding code, measuring quality and reporting design flaws. STAN supports a set of carefully selected metrics, suitable to cover the most important aspects of structural quality. Special focus has been set on visual dependency analysis, a key to structure analysis.

STAN is available in two variants:

  1. as an extension to the Eclipse IDE
  2. as an application for Windows, Mac OS or Linux

Please visit for further information.

What's New?

STAN 1.0 Public Beta 3 adds

  • metric queries
  • enhanced usability
  • lots of minor improvements/fixes

Free Beta!

The beta period will last until March 31 of 2008. During this period, you are invited to download and use the fully functional product for evaluation purposes. Take the chance to discover the power of structure analysis with STAN!


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Cosmin Marginean replied on Mon, 2008/03/03 - 9:51am

I don't use Eclipse, so I downloaded the standalone module for Linux. I must say I didn't manage to import an existing project. The documentation says that class folders should be added but they don't seem to get analyzed. I also tried with source directories. No luck. Am I missing something?

Christoph Beck replied on Mon, 2008/03/03 - 10:19am

Cosmin, please make sure you followed the installation instructions as described on the download page.


  1. start stan,
  2. select File > New...
  3. on the General tab, enter a project name
  4. on the Libraries tab, add your jars and/or class folders
  5. press OK
If this doesn't get you going, please post to our help forum.

Cosmin Marginean replied on Mon, 2008/03/03 - 11:01am

It seems it's been a license problem. My bad, Sorry for the noise :)

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