## Contact Information

- Daniel Rigobon, drigobon(@)princeton(.)edu
- Rajita Chandak, rchandak(@)princeton(.)edu

## Meeting Information

- LaTeX Workshop - October 6th @ 5pm - Sherrerd 001.
- Python / MATLAB Workshops - November 2 / 3th, 5-6pm, respectively - Location: Sherrerd 123
- Weekly Bootcamp - TBD - Starting January 2022.
- Practice Presentations - TBD (April 2021). Location: TBD.

## Important Dates

- Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Senior Thesis Prospectus
- Friday, September 24, 2021, Last day to drop ORF 478
- Monday, November 1, 2021, Fall Term Progress Report
- Monday, January 24, 2022, Deadline of the Interim Progress Report
- Tuesday, April 5, 2021, 4:30pm Deadline for Senior Thesis (three copies due: two
*hard*bound, one electronic) - Tuesday, April 26, 2021, Oral Presentations

## Resources

### Library

- Library Guide
- The local expert in data sets is Bobbi Coffey (bcoffey@princeton.edu)
- The local expert in literature is Willow Dressel (wdressel@princeton.edu)

### Funding

Funding is provided by the School of Engineering and Applied Science for theses which require financial support. Dean Bogucki will email applications in early October and February. Additional financial support is also available through the ORFE department, contact Tara Zigler with a proposal detailing the research, reason for funding, and amount requested. Common requests for funding: storage, hosting, software licenses, data, and other computing hardware.

### Writing

- ORFE Senior Thesis Guide
- ORFE Senior Theses
- What Makes A Good Senior Thesis? by Ilya O. Ryzhov
- Ten Rules for Great Math Writing by D. Bertsekas
- Notes on Presenting a Paper

### Journals and Books

- Journals by name
- Applied mathematics journals via MathSciNet
- Economics journals via Econlit
- Miscellaneous books and papers via Google Scholar or PU Library
- Books Princeton does not own via Borrow Direct
- Articles in a journal Princeton is not subscribed to via Interlibrary Loan

### Data

- PU Data and Statistical Services
- Genomics Data
- SNP Data
- NBER Data
- Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)
- Bureau of Economic Analysis
- Bendheim Center for Finance - Financial Data Sources
- Yahoo Finance
- Chicago Board Options Exchange (data site)
- Federal Reserve Bank

### Thesis Topics

## Programming Help

### Matlab

- MATLAB workshop examples
- MATLAB Primer (simple but concise)
- Official MATLAB Primer (search contains same help files as the built-in MATLAB)
- MATLAB Newsgroup (for the really hard questions)
- MATLAB Answers (for asking tough questions)
- R for MATLAB users (list of commands, particularly helpful if you already know R)
- MATLAB/R Reference (particularly helpful if you already know R)

### R

- R software for statistical computing
- Princeton Library Guide to R
- The Art of R Programming (detailed primer)
- R for MATLAB users (list of commands, particularly helpful if you already know MATLAB)
- MATLAB/R Reference (particularly helpful if you already know MATLAB)

### Python

### AMPL

- AMPL Book Examples
- FAQ's in Ampl web site
- First Chapter of the Ampl Book
- Examples on Ampl web site
- Prof. Vanderbei’s example files

### Miscellaneous Statistical Software Help

## LaTeX Help

- LaTeX FAQ
- LaTeX Commands
- The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX 2e (.pdf) (probably the best out there)
- Math into Latex (.pdf)
- Latex Comprehensive Symbol List (.pdf)
- Looking for MiKTeX (most widely used compiler for LaTeX)?
- Looking for WinEdt ( ASCII editor) ?
- Looking for TexnicCenter ( ASCII editor) ?
- Or maybe looking for TeXShop ( the coolest ASCII editor for MAC users for which you need MacTeX)
- Looking for LaTeX Thesis Template for Undergraduate PU Students (.zip file with a sample LaTeX thesis)?

Instructions: download MiKTeX and WinEdt on your computer first and then unzip the file above into a directory. Then simply open the 'thesis.tex' from WinEdt and press the PDF TeXify icon. Quite probably you will need to install a couple more packages the first time you compile the file. Just press 'Install' or run 'install.packages("name_of_the_packet")'.

## Even More

- Looking for GSview & Ghostscript?
- Where do I start? (For PhD’s, but it will help you guys as well.)