# Things to learn

There’s a lot of concepts and math things and programming thingies that I want to learn about and understand some day, but they keep popping up faster than I can keep up. This is the last iteration of my attempts to systematize those.

The way I intend to this page is that I dump things that I want to understand here, and some day, I hopefully come to the page, spend a couple hours studying, and write down my own understanding of them and link to it. That way hopefully if I ever forget what those things are or how they work, I can go back to them digested right for the way my mind works, and optimize them.

Also, prioritizing those has become a problem. I don’t have a systematic solution for that so far.

# Math

- Laplace transform
- Signal processing
- Fourier transform
- Gabor wavelet transform

# Statistics and methodology

- single-variable variance
- Paul Neal Cronbach multi-trait multi method construct validation process
- multi-variable correlation
- factor analysis
- parametric regression
- Kolmogorov-Smirnov test
- Theoretical construct
- What is “hazard ratio”?
- Kurtosis
- Bonferoni adjustment (on P-values)
- F-distribution
- Student’s t-distribution
- Chi-squared distribution
- Samuelson optimization
- Arrow-Debreu lattice state-space
- Kelly’s method (for allocations)
- T-statistic

# Computer science

# Machine learning and AI

- Tensorflow
- TFX
- Probability

- Boltzmann machines
- Xavier initialization
- Batch normalization
- ReLUs
- Adam
- RMSprop
- Kernel methods
- Bayesian statistics
- Support vector machines
- Deep belief networks and how to greedily train them
- Deep Boltzmann machines
- LSTMs
- t-SNE
- Message-passing neural network

# Computer stuff cool kids use

- VueJS
- Node.js

# Psychology

- Workplace personality inventory
- Team dimensions profile
- Stratified systems theory
- Terror management theory
- HPA axis
- Phosphatidylserine

# Finance

- Black-Scholes equation
- Measures of money supply (M0 … M4)

# Rationalist signalling

- Connection theory charting
- Immunity to change mapping (by Kegan)

# Other hacks

- Teeline shorthand
- Trachenberg system (of rapid mental calculation)
- Mechanism design