More online learning

To add to my occasional attempts to get my math skills up to speed, I’ve just started taking two more online courses: an introduction to programming, and a course on using modelling techniques (that’s economic and social sciences models, not my normal mode of standing around looking beautiful…or something).

So far (the first week of both courses) the introduction to programming hasn’t taught me anything I didn’t know, but I’m pretty sure it will soon enough and will certainly serve to consolidate what little skill I already have.

The course on models looks like it will be very interesting and will give me new techniques for thinking about complex subjects—I’m looking forward to it.

(It is a bit ironic, however, that the website for the modelling course feels as if it’s better programmed than the one for the programming course, but these are early days and there is a lot more money I think behind the modelling course)