[Wxruby-users] [Fwd: Weft - a free open-source QDA tool]
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Mon Nov 8 19:34:22 EST 2004
Awesome! Always good to see new projects take shape!
alex fenton wrote:
> Just released a first version of the WxRuby project I've been working
> on. Firstly, I wanted to say thanks to everyone on this list who's
> helped at various points over the past year - every time I ran into a
> problem someone jumped in with advice.
> A very brief explanation of the app - I'm a sociologist/anthropologist
> by trade, and the app is intended for use in social research projects
> where you have a body of text documents to analyse, for example
> transcripts of interviews. The app helps in developing an analysis by
> letting you mark up sections of text in different documents as
> relating to a common theme or topic.
> Anyway, I guess it's of more interest to this group as an example of a
> good-sized app written using WxRuby. There's probably a few thousand
> lines of Ruby in there. The cross-platform aspect isn't perfect yet,
> as I don't have a Linux box with a monitor to test on (I do have one -
> anyway I can view its desktop on my Windows machine? Like VNC in
> The main page is at
> This has a windows installler for the app; source code is also
> available for download - follow the link for "not windows".
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Weft - a free open-source QDA tool
> Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 12:54:57 +0000
> From: alex fenton <alex at PRESSURE.TO>
> Reply-To: qual-software <QUAL-SOFTWARE at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
> To: QUAL-SOFTWARE at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> I'm pleased to announce a preview release of Weft QDA - a free,
> open-source software tool for qualitative data analysis. There's further
> information and downloads at
> The tool was originally written for use in my MSc research project on
> credit unions in South London, submitted to the University of Surrey
> this summer. The intention was to create a simple interface for the
> generic "code-and-retrieve" activity in qualitative data analysis. It's
> been modififed to make it easier to install and use elsewhere, and I
> hope it might now be of use to others.
> I would very much welcome comments and suggestions for new features.
> Working full-time now, my time for developing the software is somewhat
> limited at present. However, I'm committed to fixing any problems that
> emerge and implementing new features as possible.
> Alex Fenton
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