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See-Through Modelling: A technical blueprint for financial modelling using lessons learned from PFI by Dominic Robertson

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Chapter 5. Computer theory

Using the computer is central to being a good modeller and is at the heart of the holistic solution to the modelling problem. Here I discuss:

  1. Body posture and eyes while modelling
  2. Using PDFs to distribute model reports
  3. Using WinZip prior to model distribution
  4. File naming convention and file control
  5. Backing up and secure file distribution
  6. How Skype is useful for modellers
  7. VBA Editor
  8. Event Driven Analysis for efficient folder naming and organisation.

1. Body posture and eyes

It is very important to start with a good body posture when working at the computer for long periods of time. Visit the US government website for a detailed discussion of good working positions (www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/positions.html ...

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