This thesis was written on a dual Intel Celeron computer running Gentoo GNU/Linux 1.2 with a 2.4.18 kernel. It was written with GNU Emacs 21.2.1 using Lennart Stafflin's PSGML 1.2.4 major mode for editing SGML and XML documents. It was written in XML using the DocBook 4.0 DTD. Figures were created with Alexander Larsson's dia 0.90. Spell checking was handled with ispell 3.2.06 US English dictionary. Statistic analysis and charts were done in gnumeric 1.0.8. Revision control was handled with RCS, the GNU Revision Control System, version 5.7.

Transformation from XML to intermediary TeX and DVI formats was processed with James Clark's OpenJade 1.3.1 DSSSL implementation and Sebastian Rahtz' JadeTeX 3.12 TeX macros for OpenJade using Noel Walsh's modular DocBook DSSSL stylesheets version 1.64. Printable versions of the document were converted from DVI to PDF 1.2 by Ghostscript 7.05.5. The entire transformation toolchain was interfaced through Cees deGroot's SGMLtools-lite 3.0.3 package. Local customizations were made to the default JadeTeX and DSSSL settings.

TimesNewRoman is used for the body copy, Arial is used to create the headings, and literal text is printed in Courier New.