Category: Python

Dancing to a simpler code

It is somewhat of a cliche, but simplicity often belies complexity. The simpler something appears, it is often the case that more thought goes into it than you’d think. I recently attended a class to learn a traditional dance, the debka. The steps seemed simple enough, when the teacher showed everyone the steps, it looked…

Tips for maintaining Python code

I like making cookies. It’s kind of fun, but it takes a while, mostly because I’m very slow at weighing. I also insist on chopping up at the chocolate chips myself, which takes me ages: I still haven’t got the knack of chopping quickly. There are of course pre-made chocolate chips available, but the quality…

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…