December 2012 Entries

2012: Study Plan Year in Review

Over the past year I went into study overdrive: I learned A LOT about C++, Maths, Algorithms, Finance & JavaScript. It was a great year in terms of knowledge acquisition. pro amore scientiam ! C++ C / C++ is the language for performant algo dev. It also has a higher barrier of entry than C#. While C# is elegant, it is targeted towards LOB apps and it is very easy to pick up à a proliferation of decent NET code monkeys is a career race to the bottom. It is a wise time to move back to C++. Note: ......

Posted On Sunday, December 30, 2012 12:24 AM | Comments (1)

Big Data–Where to Start

I recently read the Big Data Glossary - http://www.amazon.com/Big-D... Big Data is essentially a MapReduce stack for scatter-gather-aggregate scaleout of compute jobs. The core tools are: Apache Hadoop – a MapReduce scale-out infrastructure Hive – SQL language for Hadoop Pig – procedural language for Hadoop Cascading – orchestration of jobs on Hadoop Datameer – BI on Hadoop Mahout – distributed machine learning library on Hadoop ZooKeeper – work coordinator / monitor ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 25, 2012 11:39 AM | Comments (0)

A Taxonomy of Numerical Methods v1

Numerical Analysis – When, What, (but not how) Once you understand the Math & know C++, Numerical Methods are basically blocks of iterative & conditional math code. I found the real trick was seeing the forest for the trees – knowing which method to use for which situation. Its pretty easy to get lost in the details – so I’ve tried to organize these methods in a way that I can quickly look this up. I’ve included links to detailed explanations and to C++ code examples. I’ve tried to classify ......

Posted On Sunday, December 9, 2012 5:28 AM | Comments (0)

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