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It depends on the type of code you are writing and whether or not "you are doing the same thing." Since I have asperger's syndrome, writing code is something which I can pick up extremely fast. I actually hate how much time I spend in front of a computer in a given week.
I started writing code at a very young age(although I was not very good at it). I think I started at around age nine or ten(this was because another kid in the neighborhood was working for Texas Instruments and he showed me what to do). I don't really like writing code that much, I have always thought it would be better to build a computer which could write its own code.
I graduated a little over two years ago- at the time I had 150 credits, now I have 170 but I am finally starting graduate school. My major in graduate school is Applied Mathematics and I am going to try and take my cognate courses in algorithm design and data mining. I also want to learn more about Physics, so I have started to watch lectures by Walter Lewin on MIT Open Courseware and I purchased the textbook so I can start doing problem sets.
I work full time at a software company in which I mainly write code(sometimes I work between 45 to 50 hours a week in addition to classes and exercise, so this can make me rather tired). I have absolutely no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life other than I *know* that I don't want to stay in the corporate world. The corporate world(as far as I can see) is definitely not a good fit for me, I don't care that much about making a ton of money and I was much more stimulated at the university.
Anyway, I plan to complete the MS degree and then(if I have the stamina) complete a second degree in Physics at the same time. I don't know if I will get "burned out" by this so I am evaluating all of my options and the cost of paying tuition(My employer does not provide employees with tuition reimbursement). At the same time I am trying to figure out this "relationship" thing with a female.
Econometrics was my favorite class out of all my Economics classes and the only upper level course I enjoyed. We used a program by the name of EViews for regression and time series analysis. I really didn't enjoy any of the other courses in Economics(I absolutely hated Macroeconomics) so I still have no idea why I choose Economics as my major.
That is interesting, you said that you studied Economics for three years and then switched your major to Mathematics? Euler understood a large chunk of Mathematics, although he didn't know everything. I like how Math is still difficult when you take new classes, Economics was more or less "more of the same."