I’m hiring a C++ tutor who knows R

I need to write efficient code for my dissertation.

Mauricio “Pachá” Vargas S.


July 15, 2023

General objective

I need to hire a tutor who can teach me C++ and how to integrate it with R. For this, I need a tutor that has at least 2 years of experience with R and ideally that writes C++ code professionally.

Specific objectives

  • I want to fix my code for fixest2, and while the core functions work, there are memory leaks and double/integer cast problems
  • I want to learn more about how to think computationally, not just that somebody tells me how to fix specific problems
  • I need to write efficient code for my dissertation, and I want to learn good practices for this rather than having a collection of many “this works on my laptop” solutions

About me

I am a professional statistician with some computer science knowledge. I had to learn SQL, rsync, bash, and some other things to start writing my dissertation without much struggle, but I don’t have a computer science degree.

I know linear algebra (9 semesters as a TA between undergrad and masters) but my struggle is that the whiteboard + marker doesn’t need me to specify that 2.0 is a “double” and 1 is an “integer”, and I get quite lost when R or Python automatically “guess” and convert the matrices for me but then C++ doesn’t like the inputs I give to it.

Honestly, I’ve been thinking about giving up with C++ and using just R and Python, but part of my code that already works is around 20 times faster and the models that I use for the dissertation are computationally demanding.


Please email me to m DOT sepulveda @ mail ANOTHER DOT utoronto YET ANOTHER DOT ca if you are interested and tell me how many hours you think is doable to train me and how much you would charge.