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I am writing my Master thesis report. My thesis was research and development of a test data generator for a particular domain in an organization. The developed application will generate test data in XML and JSON format according to user requirements and design. These data can be very large.

For the demonstration of my results in Thesis report, I have designed a simple model and generating the test data for that design but still, the test data generated is pretty large so I have included them in the Appendix chapter of the result. It's taking around 20-30 pages, I have modelled the simplest design so there is no way for me to reduce the generated test data by simplifying the model further.

My professor has told me that this is not a good way of displaying the results. So I wanted to know what are the better ways of showing/visualizing your results/test data in the Master thesis report?

As I am writing the report in LaTeX format I have included them as listings in the Appendix section. Please provide me with some solution.

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    This sounds more like a general question rather than a question that is specific to TeX or LaTeX. As such it may be better to ask this at academia.stackexchange.com or another site about (technical/academic) writing.
    – moewe
    Oct 22, 2020 at 7:33
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    FWIW I think I agree with your professor. While it is great to make data accessible to your readers, putting 20 to 30 pages of data into the appendix is not going to help anyone (especially if people read a printed version, but even if they have a digital version, copy-and-pasting can be painful). If the data you generate can be plotted or shown in some sort of diagram that might be a good idea (even if it only shows a usable cross-section or some aspects of your data). ...
    – moewe
    Oct 22, 2020 at 7:38
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    ... Otherwise you probably want to focus on describing your data well enough in the thesis itself (maybe with small snippets of the data you generated) that your readers need only look at the actual data if they want to use it for something themselves (and not to understand it). Uploading the data to a a place with a persistent URL and linking to that URL might be enough.
    – moewe
    Oct 22, 2020 at 7:40
  • Thanks for the response. I have posted the question in another site. Actually, the main intention of the research was to generate these test data. I have provided the snipped of simple test data in the earlier section and example of bulk test data based on the scenario is provided in the Appendix section. Also, I have provided a brief graphical design in my Results chapter and provided link to Appendix section mentioning for complete test data refer to the respective section. So I am not entirely sure on how to display the test data in Graphical format in the Appendix section. Oct 22, 2020 at 8:29
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    @BATMAN_2008 Try and get your supervisors to cooperate. Could you have one copy according to the University (who I assume will have the final say over your degree) and a similar one, but with an auxiliary document showing the test data, for your comany supervisor? Oct 23, 2020 at 17:15

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