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by FBeyer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Help me calculate expectation
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Help me calculate expectation

Also for 7w5: https://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy/f2py/index.html
There is a way to link python with fortran for when you need computational power. I can't guarantee that it'll be easy to use, but it's available none the less.
by FBeyer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Help me calculate expectation
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Help me calculate expectation

Fortran in not a Ford model T. It's an Apollo rocket; archaic, mystical, convoluted, legacy-romantic, and fast as fuck ! Data Science is numerically intensive, yes, but the actual time you spend running your code, compared to the time you spend developing and iterating over the model is skewed in fa...
by FBeyer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Help me calculate expectation
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Help me calculate expectation

...So, might be good idea for me to 1) Review the math (1 month) before I begin either the Python or R batch? (I took a Fortran course in 1985, so maybe I should choose R... If you've completed a fortran course, at any point in your life, you'll pick up python in no time. Don't worry. Do you have a...
by FBeyer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Help me calculate expectation
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Help me calculate expectation

FØRTRAN can substitute for Python? What exactly do you mean, 'cause last time I checked, those two languages we're pretty much polar opposites. Anyone reading this: if you're new to programming, FORTRAN is probably the worst first language you could pick up to begin with, perhaps with the exception ...
by FBeyer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Help me calculate expectation
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Help me calculate expectation

Guy lays out an approx. 6 months roadmap for how to learn Data Science. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOdlp1d0PNA Learn the math (2-3 months) pick a language and learn the fundamentals of the language before you dig into the ML aspects of the language (1 month) find data sets and ML tutorials and ...
by FBeyer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Benjamin Klarman journal
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: Benjamin Klarman journal

If you're up for a giggle. Use google to find out what the registration fee for a car in Denmark is.
by FBeyer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI or bust; FBeyer.
Replies: 161
Views: 26596

Re: FI or bust; FBeyer.

This is Water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CrOL-ydFMI I paraphrase: If all you care about is freedom, you will end up feeling trapped. I've come across the idea expressed in this video several times over the last couple of years. To some extent it ties in with Stoicism, but to a greater extent ...
by FBeyer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 330
Views: 33557

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

If you have a cacophonic choir in your head, singing 'you suck'; how do you reckon you'll manage being FI once the background noise dies down and all your can hear is your own sulphurous -lentil tinted- farts and 'that choir'?
by FBeyer
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Help me calculate expectation
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Help me calculate expectation

What's wrong with presenting a Titanic-like data set? (Also: that's the one I learned logistic regression on :) ) As long as you're up front about why and in what context you made some analysis, I really don't see the issue. It's always better to Show than Tell. To get paid you don't have to be orig...
by FBeyer
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Help me calculate expectation
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Help me calculate expectation

Ok you've got the connections in place at least. And you've got a carrot at the end of some arbitrary stick too. It just sounds weird to me that someone with a BA in math can take an online course in Data Science and get a job... just like that. But again: connections and market demand might be an i...
by FBeyer
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home
Replies: 16
Views: 824

Re: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home

I acknowledge your professional knowledge over my own, but I've come across plenty of people on the net who've given up on their sourdough because it stinks to begin with, or it separates, both of which seem to be inconsequential for the quality of the final sourdough. In other words: I see pros adv...
by FBeyer
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Help me calculate expectation
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Help me calculate expectation

First: What is the probability that you're going to complete all 800 hours of study? You DO tend to get sidetracked. Don't you?
by FBeyer
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Firecalc now shows a 5.1% failure rate for the 4% rule
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Re: Firecalc now shows a 5.1% failure rate for the 4% rule

The last two decades of the 21st century? Is that 2080 and 2090? Are small cap stocks still the place to be ;)

I take it your lesson is still: Learn to invest, learn to think for yourself, and be flexible?
by FBeyer
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Psychology of Money
Replies: 68
Views: 3520

Re: Psychology of Money

...But his point is valid, in many ways humans tend to bear the stamp of their formative years for a long time. From a neurochemicals-as-rewards point of view, that is absolutely true! Our dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphin pathways are most strongly built during our teenage years, which ...
by FBeyer
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tyler9000's Journal
Replies: 185
Views: 43160

Re: Tyler9000's Journal

Post a picture of the view! No pics, no likes. This is how the world works today dudeski! I'm glad you're doing what you want, not what you feel compelled to do. And since you've been flexing your self-sufficiency muscles for so long: if something comes up, you'll probably just move again. It's not ...
by FBeyer
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home
Replies: 16
Views: 824

Re: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home

I will stop smelling like that soon, and start smelling strongly like vomit for a few more days. Then the smell will die down and it'll change towards beer/champagne/bread soon. Keep stirring and keep it up.

Usually the 'whiter' the starter the more it reeks to begin with.
by FBeyer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home
Replies: 16
Views: 824

Re: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home

Hmm. I think maybe the reason why I have to use a little help to get the bread off the peel is because mine is homemade, not stainless steel :D
by FBeyer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home
Replies: 16
Views: 824

Re: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home

That 'thing' is called a scraper. I own very large scrapers out of plastic, but I have to say I'm sorry I didn't get some in stainless steel. When I'm sliding the bread off of the peel and unto the (insanely) hot pizza stone I really like NOT to burn the edges of the scraper. Admittedly that issue o...
by FBeyer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Chicago ERE Meetup 20180901 (TV-edition)
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Re: Chicago ERE Meetup 20180901 (TV-edition)

Bring a fish then… Seriously what 's the hassle?
by FBeyer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Skill Of Living
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Skill Of Living

Post some Skill of Living inspiration for the rest of the world people. Show it, don't tell it!

Costs 42 Local wooden monies to buy:
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Costs less than 5 local wooden monies to make:
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Also makes the house smell absolutely wonderful!