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### Thread: Tables help in Latex

posted
11-Apr-18, 22:31
by maxipat
posted about 5 months ago
I am trying to compile my thesis in Latex and am getting multiple errors for my tables. The error I get says" Latex Error: Illegal character in array arg. My table look like the one below:

\begin{table}[h]
\centering
\begin{tabular}{||{2 cm}||{8 cm}||}
\hline
\multicolumn{2}{|c|}{Internal Combustion Engine Operating Speeds} \\
\hline
Number of Cylinders & Engine Speed\\
\hline
1 & 2500 rev/min \\
\hline
$>$ 1 & 1500 rev/min \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\caption{Internal Combustion Engine Operating Speeds. }
\label{tab:Engine}
\end{table}

can anyone help please

Thanks
Max

### Thread: Applying for leave of absence

posted
25-Mar-14, 14:40
edited about 27 seconds later
by maxipat
posted about 4 years ago
Hi Ian, my current employer is trying to recruit more staff to ease my current workload, so I am hopeful that things will get easier. Time will tell if that becomes a reality, but for now something has had to give, unfortunately studies have had to take the hit. It has taken a lot of thought to get to this point, I have been trying to put off a leave but I currently think that it is a break or the funny farm.

I am hoping a few months break will give me time to clear my head, re-charge batteries etc so even if work hasn't improved in 6 months time I may be in a better place mentally to continue.

Max

### Thread: Applying for leave of absence

posted
25-Mar-14, 12:44
edited about 21 seconds later
by maxipat
posted about 4 years ago
Thanks for the replies, I have spoken with my supervisor and started the application process.

Satchi, I have sent you a direct message :-)

Thanks
Max

### Thread: Applying for leave of absence

posted
21-Mar-14, 12:29
edited about 5 seconds later
by maxipat
posted about 4 years ago
I am looking for some advice regarding applying for a leave of absence, I have been struggling to make any real progress for that last 12 month (I am a part time PhD student and work full time (currently very busy working in excess of 50 hours a week) I have finally hit the point where I think something has to give, and I think it is going to have to be my studies. Does anyone have any experience of applying for a leave of absence, what is the general process and was it agreed. Also if anyone has been granted leave how di you cope with your return to study, any advice / suggestions welcomed.

Thanks
Max

### Thread: Passed!

posted
05-Nov-13, 11:51
by maxipat
posted about 5 years ago
Well done Satchi!!!! Congratulations

### Thread: Getting feedback from Sup

posted
28-Jan-11, 12:34
edited about 9 seconds later
by maxipat
posted about 7 years ago
Just had a reply (with a bit of an apology) and also a request for some ideas for a paper to present at a conference later in the year (this would be my first one) . Now need to arrange a meeting to discuss my work I sent him.
Thanks for all the support / advice
Max

### Thread: Getting feedback from Sup

posted
27-Jan-11, 19:53
by maxipat
posted about 7 years ago
Thanks for all the replies, I am glad its not just me. I think I will give him till Monday, that gives him 2 weeks + a weekend and then I will give him a ring (even though he tends to be difficult to get hold of by phone, I wouldn't be quite so bothered if last I sent him a progress report that I had been working on till gone midnight every night for a few weeks (after starting my full time job at 6am) I travelled 200 miles for a meeting to discuss it to find he hadn't even read it.
Hopefully I will get a reply tomorrow (heres hoping )
Thanks
Max

### Thread: Getting feedback from Sup

posted
26-Jan-11, 12:48
edited about 3 seconds later
by maxipat
posted about 7 years ago
A quick question to any other part time students studying remotely. I sent my supervisor a progress report and a message asking for some feedback so I know whether the suggestions I have proposed for further work seem reasonable, that was on the 14th and as yet despite another email asking for confirmation he received it I have had no reply. DO I have grounds to be P***ed off with this, do others have the same problem or is it just me?
Any feedback would be gratefully received
Thanks
Max

### Thread: Getting feedback from Sup

posted
26-Jan-11, 12:48
edited about 4 seconds later
by maxipat
posted about 7 years ago
A quick question to any other part time students studying remotely. I sent my supervisor a progress report and a message asking for some feedback so I know whether the suggestions I have proposed for further work seem reasonable, that was on the 14th and as yet despite another email asking for confirmation he received it I have had no reply. DO I have grounds to be P***ed off with this, do others have the same problem or is it just me?
Any feedback would be gratefully received
Thanks
Max

### Thread: The Apprentice... Anyone watching?

posted
24-Nov-10, 20:10
edited about 17 seconds later
by maxipat
posted about 8 years ago
From what I have heard Margaret is supposed to be coming back at some point during this series :-)

### Thread: who's in science??

posted
08-Nov-10, 11:23
by maxipat
posted about 8 years ago
I'm in applied electromagnetics (as much engineering as science)
Max

### Thread: Pointless topic of the week - hair styling

posted
19-Oct-10, 08:23
edited about 22 seconds later
by maxipat
posted about 8 years ago
I must be showing my ag, I don't need anything in my hair or should that be head. One of the only advantages of thinning hair, it saves you money not needing to buy assorted "stuff" to go in your hair.
I can just about remember back to my youth (that was a long time ago), and once used old fashioned Brylcreme------ Horrible stuff.
God that has just made me feel really old.
Max

### Thread: Question about getting two degrees

posted
27-Sep-10, 20:47
by maxipat
posted about 8 years ago
HI can anyone answer a question for me. My wife has just started back at University to take a further nursing degree. She currently has 2 degrees and a post graduate certificate. She has been told that she can not gain a degree qualification and she will end up with a graduate diploma. Can you not get two degrees in the same basic subject (same core modules but different optional specialty modules). Hopefully someone may be able to shed some light on this for us.
Thanks
Max

### Thread: The nocturnal workers' thread

posted
14-Sep-10, 00:09
edited about 20 seconds later
by maxipat
posted about 8 years ago
Just emailed the progress report I have been trying to finish for the last 2 months to supervisor wooohooooo!!!!!!
Maybe I can get more than 4 hours sleep a night now.
Off to bed before I fall over been up since 5 this morning
Night everyone:-)

### Thread: Stats Help

posted
03-Sep-10, 21:55
by maxipat
posted about 8 years ago
Hi Sneaks, I will try and explain what the data represents.
The two data sets are a measure of the voltage output of the same item measured using two different sets of test equipment. I am trying to get a way of describing how well the two measurement systems compare. In the ideal world the results should be exactly the same, but obviously the ideal world doesn't exist. So I am hoping to get a value that I can use to compare different sets of data without having to resort to the cumbersome descriptive method I am currently using.
The Z score I calculated was by the looks of it a mistake on my part, as I said I am a complete novice when it comes to stats so I am on a very steep learning curve
Max
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