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# Overview of maxipat

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### Thread: Submitted thesis, now dreading viva

posted
11-Jun-19, 16:24
edited about 28 seconds later
by maxipat
posted about 1 week ago
Well, done you. Get your corrections done and get it submitted and the sit back and feel proud of your achievements....,. You deserve it, dont under play what you have accomplished.

### Thread: Master at 33, would that be advisable?

posted
11-Jun-19, 16:02
by maxipat
posted about 1 week ago
it can be done, I started my PhD at age 40 ( after graduating from my first degree 14 years earlier. After 10 years of part time study, I finally passed my Doctorate aged 50. 33 is still young enough to be deciding upon your career path and you still have time to change direction if needed. Max

### Thread: Some mistakes I found after submission :( thesis

posted
05-Jun-19, 17:06
by maxipat
posted about 2 weeks ago
I submitted at the beginning of the year and like you, found minor errors after. I just took a sheet into my Viva with me and at the end when they spoke of errors I said "yes I am aware of erros X, Y Z, I have already addressed them but had already submitted before I noticed them". The examiners were fine with that... I passed with just a few minor corrections so it cant have been too much of a problem. Good luck with your Viva . Max

### Thread: Passed my Viva

posted
19-Apr-19, 11:03
edited about 21 seconds later
by maxipat
posted about 2 months ago
After ten years of hard work I have finally passed my PhD. I had some very minor corrections which were finished and submitted in a week. I just wanted to assure everyone having doubts that YOU can do it. I spent ten years convinced my research wasnt as good as everyone elses and I would never finish. Keep going and you will get there too. Use this forum for help..... there is lots of knowledge and experience and people always willing to help. Thanks. Max.

### Thread: Extracting data from GNU plot

posted
05-Nov-18, 13:49
edited about 8 seconds later
by maxipat
posted about 7 months ago
I am looking for someone who can help me with a GNUplot problem. I have created a X/Y graph from some data generated within GNUplot (I have a script I am running within GNU plot rather than reading in column data from a text file). I want to be able to export the XY data to a text file so I can use it in a table / other graphing software. I can see how I can export the graphs as a PNG or PDF, but I want to be able to get access to the actual values as a text file. Is this possible?

Thanks
Max

### Thread: Tables help in Latex

posted
11-Apr-18, 22:31
by maxipat
posted about 1 year 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 5 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 5 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 5 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

posted
05-Nov-13, 11:51
by maxipat
posted about 6 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 years ago
From what I have heard Margaret is supposed to be coming back at some point during this series :-)
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