Abrahams-Rizzardi Associates

Statistics  ~  Programming  ~  Data Analysis & Science


We are a two-person firm, in operation since 1990, that specializes in customized statistical analysis and software development. We consult on both short- and long-term projects. We are located in Berkeley, California, but will travel as necessary.

Particular interests include multivariate/multifactor time series data and low signal-to-noise problems such as (but not limited to) those found in financial markets. Projects have ranged from research — with emphasis on data exploration, asking and answering questions, investigating, developing, and coding customized methods — to production — with emphasis on algorithm validation, data validation, error handling/recovery (“bullet-proofing”), user-friendliness, and clear documentation.

Tools used include R, Python, NumPy, C, Linux, bash scripting, Cygwin, Perl, WxPython, and (in the past) tcsh, Octave (a Matlab workalike) … and even Fortran(!). We can deliver products that run on either Linux/Unix or Windows (or both).

Additional capabilities include:  • Numerical workflow automation  • Data cleaning and validation  • Statistical code refactoring  • Technical documentation  • SOHO Linux installation and configuration (emphasis on Ubuntu) with particular knowledge of:  ⋅ multiboot installs ⋅ automated backups ⋅ Samba administration for Windows clients on Linux servers ⋅ disk partitioning and backup strategies for resiliance with respect to disaster recovery, OS upgrades, and multibooting.

Clients have included: California Statistical Software Inc., DSI International Management, PaineWebber Group Inc., UBS Global Asset Management, and (as partners) Piscataqua Capital Management, LLC.

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