# Recent content by charlesdwright

1. ### Spruill: I hope you are well. I see you are busy...glad for that...nonetheless, are you...

Spruill: I hope you are well. I see you are busy...glad for that...nonetheless, are you available for crash course in binomial trees? Say an hour or so, on me? Prepping for a job interview. I don't think we ever covered this in 9814. If not, I understand, & best wishes anyway. Charles
2. ### Big Data MOOC announcement

Just a note that your reputation for excellence benefits us as students and thank you for upholding it.
3. ### connecting C++ and SQL Server

may want to have a look at: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/971478/c-sql-database-library-comparison
4. ### http://www.realclearpolitics.com/printpage/?url=http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/06...

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/printpage/?url=http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/06/23/elena_bonners_rich_legacy_110332.html
5. ### Harvard's Bet on Interest Rate Rise Cost $500 Million to Exit No way those guys are stupid. Here is an article about Jack Meyer who was the CEO of Harvard endowment 1990-2006. The article is from 2005. Smart, probably so.But while we're invoking Wall Street maxims, there's this: "Never confuse brains with a bull market." 6. ### Harvard's Bet on Interest Rate Rise Cost$500 Million to Exit

Seen on another forum: "Clearly not the smartest guys in the room."
8. ### Numerix University-Free Financial Engineering Two-Day Course

Did anyone attend this? I just noticed it...sorry I missed it.
9. ### SQL

Often the data-management part of the work I've done in Excel in support of some model would beg for more efficient ways to be done. This isn't my specialty, but I gather that the memory requirements -- the overhead -- of storing Excel row-and-column data (address, properties, etc) must be...
10. ### SQL

Thanks all for the input. I would like to do a class project rooted in a practical market application. If anyone has something they need done in SQL with VBA, and it's suitable in scope for the project, I'll do it gratis in exchange for a reference. My industry references are solid. If...
11. ### SQL

Frequently, SQL is used in trading support roles. Does anyone have any familiarity with how so?
12. ### MTH 4100 Linear Algebra and Matrix Methods Class Notes

Better late than never, and in the interest of completion, the remaining notes are attached. 11/17 Effect of Elementary Row Ops on Determinants: Review. 11/24 Determinants: Review; Cramer's Rule. 12/01 Properties of Vector Space Ops; Dot Product, Norm and Distance. 12/03 Properties of Vector...
13. ### The invisible hand of the free market

quants ought to stick to crunching numbers.
14. ### An act of heroic altruism

Is there a proof for this?
15. ### Sylvain Raynes: The State of Financial Engineering

I'm inclined to think a curriculum in a hot new field is at least partly industry-driven. I'm inclined as well to suspect that the industry said, "give us people who can do the fancy math." Separately, nobody can take a good idea and run it into the ground like Wall Street when in a regime of...