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After studying algebraic geometry, algebraic topology and category theory, after teaching mathematics and computer science in university and high school, after studying bioinformatics and implementing image analysis algorithms in a biotech start-up, I have since been working in finance, in London, Tōkyō and Hong Kong.

My preferred programming languages are R and Perl, but I try to use the best language and tools to solve the problem at hand. I also like to learn more marginal languages, such as Haskell or Oz/Mozart. I am interested in human languages, too.

Here is a selection of my answers.

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comment Is it possible to learn maths via programming, or you should learn maths for programming?
If you want to give Haskell a try, you can read "The Haskell road to Logic, Maths and Programming": the book teaches Haskell, to do mathematics, and introduces all the mathematical concepts along the way. However, it focuses on mathematical logic, number theory, and some elementary algebra. Calculus is only mentionned at the very end, if you managed to go through everything else.
answered How should repetitive calendar tasks be stored in the database?