I also wrote my thesis (medical) using LaTeX. There always is statistics involved, so the results of statistical tests are mentioned in the text. When the thesis of a few dozen pages is almost finished, and then some data change -- how to update this quickly and reliably?
So I embedded comments (which do not show up in the end result) with statistical tests and their intended results, just like asserts in a program, just before or after each paragraph that contains statistical results. A Perl script that extracts and runs the tests in GNU R makes updating the text when the data change very easy (which actually happened)!
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