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R/Finance 2013 Review

May 28, 2013
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It's been one week since the 5th Annual R/Finance conference, and I finally feel sufficiently recovered enough to share my thoughts. The conference is a two-day whirlwind of applied quantitative finance, fantastic networking, and general geekery.The comments below are based on my personal experience.  If I don't comment on a seminar or presentation, it doesn't mean I...

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R/Finance 2013 Registration Open

March 29, 2013
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The registration for R/Finance 2013 -- which will take place May 17 and 18 in Chicago -- is NOW OPEN!Building on the success of the previous conferences in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, we expect more than 250 attendees from around the world. R users from...

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Computational Finance with R on Coursera

September 12, 2012
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If you haven't signed up for the Introduction to Computational Finance and Financial Econometrics course taught by Eric Zivot on Coursera, it's not too late.  The second week just started and the first assignments aren't due until September 18th.J...

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A New plot.xts

August 15, 2012
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A New plot.xts

The Google Summer of Code (2012) project to extend xts has produced a very promising new plot.xts function.  Michael Weylandt, the project's student, wrote R-SIG-Finance to request impressions, feedback, and bug reports.  The function is hous...

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Book Review: Parallel R

June 5, 2012
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Book Review: Parallel R

You have a problem: R is single-threaded, but your code would be faster if it could simultaneously run on more than one core.  You have access to a cluster and/or your computer has multiple cores.  Parallel R, by Q. Ethan McCallum and Stephen...

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R in Google Summer of Code 2012

March 23, 2012
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This post is a slightly revised (and "blogified") version of the message Brian Peterson has sent to various R mailing lists.Once again, R has been accepted as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code (2012).  We invite students interested in this program to learn more about it.  A good starting point...

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R/Finance 2012 Registration Open

March 20, 2012
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You can find more information on the R/Finance conference website.  Hope to see you in Chicago in May!The registration for R/Finance 2012 -- which will take place May 11 and 12 in Chicago -- is NOW OPEN!Building on the success of the three previou...

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DEoptim in Parallel

March 4, 2012
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Running DEoptim in parallel has been on the development team's wishlist for awhile.  It had not been a priority though, because none of us have personally needed it.  An opportunity arose when Kris Boudt approached me about collaborating to a...

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R/Finance 2012 Call for Papers

December 15, 2011
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I'm excited to share the call for papers for the upcoming R/Finance conference.  Even if you don't submit a presentation, I hope to see you there!Call for Papers:R/Finance 2012: Applied Finance with RMay 11 and 12, 2012University of Illinois, Chic...

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Creating Financial Instrument metadata in R

July 27, 2011
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(This is a guest post by Ilya Kipnis)When trading stocks in a single currency, instrument metadata can be safely ignored because the multiplier is 1 and the currencies are all the same.  When doing analysis on fixed income products, options, futures, or other complex derivative instruments, the data defining the properties of these instruments becomes critical to tasks...

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