I'm not becoming a professional programmer, because I'm pursuing an econ degree. I'm now learning C++ by myself and getting a lot of help on this forum.
Is learning C++ useful for me in the sense that once I get the good basics of it I will find it easier later on when learning some high-level languages like Matlab/R?
My goal is very modest: just want to be able to write econometric estimation procedures on my own, instead of relying on the point-and-click menus from econometrics softwares like Stata/Eviews, writing simulation in statistics, etc...
Thanks a lot