Category: Data

More words, less code from quants

LinkedIn often gets derided. Somehow it’s become the home of that motivational post, which usually revolves around the seven traits of successful people. I’ve never quite ascertained, why are there only seven traits for successful people. Why not, for example eight traits, or perhaps nine?    The day of a successful person, according to these…

Build or buy for quant tools

It’s always tempting to do everything yourself. After all, it’s easy to think I know best. I once tried to make macarons. Once my uneven mess of macarons emerged from the oven, I had a much better understanding of what motivated people to buy macarons from Pierre Hermes. Subsequent attempts at baking them proved more…

A few ideas from natural language processing

We’re all smarter than computers! One area where we have a particular advantage is understanding human language. For computers, human language is, perhaps (excuse the pun) somewhat inhumane. After all, computers like numbers. Humans (well, some of us) also like numbers, but to communicate, unsurprisingly, we stick to using human language. It’s sheer ambiguity is…