Able to Continue with Udacity

I just wrapped up the 10th lesson of Codecademy‘s Python course.  I felt like I was getting the hang of it so I decided to test out my understanding by picking up the Udacity intro to data science course where I left off.

I am happy to announce I was able to complete the assignment and make some progress on that course.  I am starting to get the hang of Python.  I’m very excited about that.

I have also finished the Varian paper tonight.  I really liked his idea of using multiple prediction models to and then averaging their results to come up with a final prediction.  I also like his idea of disclosing the uncertainty of the model in economics, similar to the way hurricane landfall forecast disclose their uncertainty.  Economists need to be more honest about how much the really don’t know.