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How to study statistical/computer modelling of the current pandemic and its outcomes?

by CheerfulWarrior1 min read29th Mar 2020No comments

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The purpose of this question is NOT to help with the ongoing real research.

Rather, I want to use the excitement of living in a pandemic to learn new stuff, mostly statistics and computer modelling. I noticed that I'm wasting a lot of energy reading clickbait articles and I want to redirect that energy towards something more productive in the long term. (Side-note: generally my self-improvement meta-strategy is redirecting emotional impulses with minimal willpower, rather than imposing self-discipline which in my experience depletes more willpower and is less enjoyable.)

I'm interested not only in health outcomes but also/mostly economic ones.

Resources I have identified so far:

For the sake of other readers who might also be interested, any related resources and advice will be very welcome.

My own background is in C/C++ programming with some Python experience and nearly all of statistics knowledge forgotten. I would prefer my study to focus more on maths, statistics, etc. since it should yield greater proportional gain in knowledge for time invested (since my starting point in computer-related fields is much higher and so my learning curve will be flatter), and also because I'm working as a full-time programmer so I prefer to do other things in my free time.

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