I am a master's degree student that is going to graduate in the next two weeks.
After having concluded a master's degree thesis with many econometric models in
R I also decided to show the results in
Latex. It is very good looking and easy to manage considering that was a 100+ pages work with many tables and plots. My thesis's professor was impressed and the dissertation looked very good at the very ending. All in all, it was an extremely hard work for me. Many analysis has been done (far more than requested), but I have learned so much during the journey that just because of this the investment paid back.
Now the problem. The PhD student who was in charge to "supervise me" wants to reproduce my work in "1 weekend". This is my one-year-long work and it is absolutely impossible to do it.
Moreover, since he is pretty statistical illiterate (he use statistical software as running black boxes), he is start asking improbable things, such as to export all input and output in
.csv, or to merge data in
.xlsx tables so that he can simply put them in Excel or Stata and "check" my work. And if it doesn't work to find a way to make it works.
Then he asked for all the codes, to "check" it. He want to press the button and replicate the analysis. But of course it doesn't work like that. Anyone who have ever used
Python, etc. knows that is not that simple (just think how to solve directory repository problems...)
He also asked me to copy all the tables and put them in word format, in order to be "reproducible". To copy number by number if it is necessary because he need them.
I don't know the "bon-ton" in this situation. The professor was ok when I told him I was confident in
R. This because he trusted me and my capabilities. But nobody told me that after my thesis was complete I would have needed to teach phd students
R or how to replicate my analysis and solve their problems in doing it.
What should I do?