Sinan Ünür


ν42 is my programming blog. You can also find me on Twitter, GitHub, O'Reilly's programming blog, CPAN,, and Google+.

I am a consultant with a Ph.D. in Economics, and a passion for programming. I picked up my first language, Z-80 assembly, more than three decades ago. Since then, I have worked with a variety of programming languages, among other, such as APL, C, Pascal, Fortran, C++, Java, Python, Ruby, and Perl.

As an economist, I mostly work on health care related projects these days, focusing on both pricing structures, and productivity improvements. My dissertation was in the field of experimental economics, and I am an expert in applied microeconomics, data analysis, econometrics, and statistics. I have been using SAS since 1995, Stata since it came out, and occasionally dabble in MatLab/Octave and R. With the data sets I am using, the fact that SAS does not need to hold the data set in memory is a huge advantage.

I am available to consult on projects related to economic data, consumer behavior, health care, statistical analysis, code review, forensic analysis, web scraping, PDF scraping, XML processing, web site migrations, coaching, and training.

I am a member of the American Economic Association, Economic Science Association, and American Society of Health Economists.

All original source code I post on Stackoverflow and other Stackexchange sites is Copyright 2010—2017 © A. Sinan Unur, and dual-licensed under the MIT License.

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