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ν42 is my programming blog. You can also find me on Twitter, LinkedIn, GitHub, O'Reilly's programming blog, CPAN, Perltricks.com, and Google+.

I am a consultant with a Ph.D. in Economics, and a passion for programming. I picked up my first language, Z-80 assembly, more than three decades ago. Since then, I have worked with a variety of programming languages such as APL, C, Pascal, Fortran, C++, Python, Ruby, but my most favorite is Perl by far. Recently, I have been working on gaining a decent understanding of Ocaml and F#.

As an economist, I mostly work on health care related projects these days, focusing on both pricing structures, and productivity improvements. My dissertation was in the field of experimental economics, and I am an expert in applied microeconomics, data analysis, econometrics, and statistics. I have been using SAS since 1995, Stata since it came out, and occasionally dabble in MatLab/Octave and R. With the data sets I am using, the fact that SAS does not need to hold the data set in memory is a huge advantage.

On the development side, I maintain a few packages on CPAN, try to contribute to others as much as I can.

I am available for one-on-one coaching, training, codebase analysis and evaluation, forensic analysis, and other development related consulting projects as well. If you have a large data set which you do not want to have tortured at the hands of significance seeking, let me know.

I am a member of the American Economic Association, Economic Science Association, and American Society of Health Economists.

How to Say in Turkish is a pet project of mine.

Unur.com is my long-time personal web site. I occasionally post new photos there.

All original source snippets I post on Stackoverflow.com, and other sites in the StackExchange network are dedicated to the public domain. If you do find value in my answers, I would very much appreciate an attribution and acknowledgement where possible.


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comment Why can't my Perl script in ~/bin find relative file paths?
This is not a programming question but a general computer user question about how executables are located by the shell. Voting to move to SU.
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comment Workaround to extend limited screen real-estate on Windows?
It would be nice to know why this was downvoted. Is there a problem that I am not aware of?
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answered Workaround to extend limited screen real-estate on Windows?
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comment How do i install Perl 5.10.1 on Debian, using the packaging system?
@mithaldu Thank you for accepting my answer. It is customary to vote up the answer you accept.
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answered How do i install Perl 5.10.1 on Debian, using the packaging system?
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comment How do I view Unicode characters in Windows command prompt?
See also stackoverflow.com/questions/1259084/…
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comment Searching for Files on Win XP
I have no intention of leaving XP.
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answered FTP software that checks data diffs?
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comment How do I host a file on my server for download?
@GiH I am assuming the root URL, http://www.example.com/ points to the /httpdocs directory.
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