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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.


Oct
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comment Windows XP shortcut key to focus a particular window
You should delete your post on SO.
Sep
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answered EEEPC 900 running Jaunty not automounting sd card after upgrade to kernel 2.6.28-15
Sep
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answered LCD resolution interpolation quality
Sep
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comment Windows port of /usr/bin/time?
@unknown I have never observed timethis clearing the terminal.
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Aug
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comment Windows port of /usr/bin/time?
Please see my answer for a link to timethis.exe which does what you want and is available as an approx 116K download.
Aug
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Aug
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answered Windows port of /usr/bin/time?
Aug
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comment How can I automatically generate an Xorg.config file?
@samoz Just to make sure, you do have archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/xf86-input-mouse installed, right?
Aug
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answered How can I automatically generate an Xorg.config file?
Aug
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answered Does Linux put my laptop's HD in danger?
Aug
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comment How can I close windows by their handle?
There is no reason to downvote this answer. It is a valid programming answer to a not so programming related question. Reciprocal downvoting is hardly productive.
Aug
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answered How can I close windows by their handle?
Aug
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Aug
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comment How can I calculate the sum of all positive integers less than n?
@Stan R. Thank you.
Aug
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comment How can I calculate the sum of all positive integers less than n?
@Stan R What on earth do you mean by sequential. The only reason the numbers in the left-most column are sequential is convenience. I'll update that example for you.
Aug
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comment How can I calculate the sum of all positive integers less than n?
@WCWedin OK, I did get a little snarky. At first, I thought simply showing the formula would accomplish the required hand to forehead motion and that would have been it. Once programmers, not lay people, start posting user defined functions for a well known arithmetic formula, methinks it's time to be a little snarky.
Aug
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comment How can I calculate the sum of all positive integers less than n?
@Scott Weinstein The question is the question. If am going to get downvoted for answering the question as it was posted, so be it.
Aug
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answered How can I calculate the sum of all positive integers less than n?
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