Dissertation and Numbers

I received the bound copies of my dissertation yesterday. They look nice, but they’re kind of thin, for so much work. Including front matter, there are 157 pages.

Some more numbers: The source code for my dissertation project has 35,979 lines with 136,951 words. At 30 lines per page, that would be 1,200 pages; but source code lines rarely fill the whole width of the page. At 250 words per page, that would be 548 pages; but wordsInProgramsAreOftenVeryLong.

It’s somewhere in between. But it’s also been written over the course of seven years.

Bound PhD Thesis Copies


About Mathias

Software development engineer. Principal developer of DrJava. Recent Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.
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