I do statistical analysis of time series, mostly economic studies and environmental readings. Now looking at a research project to see how well some of these routines translate to financial market analysis.
I'm trying to code a routine that I had programmed some years ago in a DBMS (Superbase), in Amibroker AFL and in C. I know this routine ran bug-free previously, but the artifacts (computers and storage media) bearing that code have been lost. This specific routine is now mostly re-programmed, but shows a couple of errors in AFL.
While I am sure I can eventually hack through these bugs, I am busy enough that it makes sense to employ more of a specialist who is likely to more quickly spot what I may be overlooking, in my own code analysis. This is not a large project, but could lead to further work.
The routine itself is not extensive, and the scope of work I am seeking here, could well take only several or few hours of time to complete. At this point, in AFL it runs about 120 - 130 lines including comments, initial assignments and declarations; and the main routine is about 48-50 lines in length, including bracket closures on two if-ladders.
In addition, there shouldn't be much trouble programming this routine in C as well. It's quite possible the coding work might run only a few hours for each, since its algorithm is complete and the programming work I've done thus far can readily serve as pseudocode, at least.