Free Online Courses on Finance and Related Topics

Are you interested in finance and financial topics? Here are some links on interesting free online courses on finance and financial topics:

Open Yale Courses

Yale provides two courses (ECON 252, ECON 251):

Stanford Courses

Stanford University provides a course on

Coursera.org Courses

On Coursera there are lots of online courses. The following two are special interesting ones:

I hope to find some time to work through these courses in the near future.

How to fix error on Pentaho Data Integration (Kettle) startup

Howto fix startup error of Pentaho Data Integration (Kettle) on CentOS 6? You just need to modify the spoon.sh startup script after downloading and unzipping Pentaho Data Integration. The modification updates the Java runtime options for Kettle to startup properly. Therefore open

[code language=”bash”]spoon.sh[/code]

and change the end of the file in the following way:

[code language=”bash”]
# ******************************************************************
# ** Set java runtime options **
# ** Change 512m to higher values in case you run out of memory **
# ** or set the PENTAHO_DI_JAVA_OPTIONS environment variable **
# ******************************************************************

if [ -z "$PENTAHO_DI_JAVA_OPTIONS" ]; then
PENTAHO_DI_JAVA_OPTIONS="-Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m"
fi

OPT="$OPT $PENTAHO_DI_JAVA_OPTIONS -Djava.library.path=$LIBPATH -DKETTLE_HOME=$KETTLE_HOME -DKETTLE_REPOSITORY=$KETTLE_REPOSITORY -DKETTLE_USER=$KETTLE_USER -DKETTLE_PASSWORD=$KETTLE_PASSWORD -DKETTLE_PLUGIN_PACKAGES=$KETTLE_PLUGIN_PACKAGES -DKETTLE_LOG_SIZE_LIMIT=$KETTLE_LOG_SIZE_LIMIT -Dorg.eclipse.swt.browser.XULRunnerPath=/dev/null"
# ***************
# ** Run… **
# ***************
"$_PENTAHO_JAVA" $OPT $STARTUP -lib $LIBPATH "${1+$@}"
[/code]

Everything I did was appending

[code language=”bash”]-Dorg.eclipse.swt.browser.XULRunnerPath=/dev/null"[/code]

to the

[code language=”bash”]OPT[/code]

part as described in ticket TDI-24139.