Two Saffas in Ireland – Money and Banking

Two Saffas in Ireland – Money and Banking

The Republic of Ireland is part of the European Union and the Eurozone. The Euro is a stable and powerful currency, controlled by the European Central Bank (ECB). Let’s look at some basics related to money and banking for living in Ireland. How much money do I need to more or less maintain my SA lifestyle? Europe is an expensive place to live. When looking at maintaining your current South African lifestyle in Europe, a good rule of thumb is…

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Two Saffas in Ireland – How to get to Ireland?

Two Saffas in Ireland – How to get to Ireland?

There are a few ways of legally living and working in Ireland. If you’re lucky enough to be a descendant of an Irish citizen (usually no more than 3 or 4 generations later), you may qualify for citizenship yourself! Otherwise you’ll need to do it the way most people do: apply for a work permit. I am writing from our personal perspective, which will not cover all the different routes of immigration. Use some of the links provided below to…

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Two Saffas in Ireland – A new blog post series

Two Saffas in Ireland – A new blog post series

Since 01 November 2021, my wife and I have been living in Ireland. We’re both South African citizens who decided to emigrate for personal reasons and for a better life abroad. We also brought over our little corgi, Snoopy! I’m going to start a series about our new adventure in the Emerald Isle. The first couple of posts will be retrospective and informative to try and help others who may be interested in doing the same. I’ll try to cover…

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Significant Figures in SAS

Significant Figures in SAS

For three significant figures, the SAS Institute provides the following code snippet to accomplish the task. However, it is often useful to round to more or less than 3 significant figures. I’ve developed a macro to do so for my own use and am sharing the code below.

NONMEM Dataset Example (free, with R code)

NONMEM Dataset Example (free, with R code)

I’m making available here a basic NONMEM dataset example, along with the R code used to create it. Hopefully it will be helpful to someone in future! CSV download: http://jvdl.me/downloads/nonmem/dummy_nonmem.csv XPT download: http://jvdl.me/downloads/nonmem/dummy_nonmem.xpt