describing a software

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  1. skeyne
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    skeyne New Member

    Hi!!

    I have a question for you..

    Supposed that you find a free software in internet that implement a theory(200 pages theory) that interest you.

    Could I do a Thesis that describe the use of this software?

    It seems to be stupid, but culturally is not stupid because it is a good exercise for me to study a theory and his implementation..

    What you think??

    Thanks a lot!!!
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I think that you are describing a user's manual. It may not qualify as a thesis. However, if you use it to design something or organize a business around it, then it is a different story. You could certainly make a thesis on how the implementation of the software affected the rest of your work.
     
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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    Why don't you discuss that with your supervisor / professor? :confused:
    He will anyways have the last word about your choice of the subject, regardless of what anybody here might say.
     
  4. skeyne
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    I think that the evaluation of the raw data that ended up in the software would be an valid thesis. However, writing how to use software is a user's manual. If you evaluated and compared several software packages, that may make a thesis.
     
  6. skeyne
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    skeyne New Member

    what do you intend for "raw data" ?
     

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    The data they used to write the software. For example, how much anchors hold, or how much a boat pulls in certain sea conditions.
     
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