Installing quantstrat from R-forge and source

January 10, 2012
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(This article was first published on Programming R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

R is used extensively in the financial industry; many of my recent clients have been working in or developing products for the financial sector. Some common applications are to use R to analyze market data and evaluate quantitative trading strategies. Custom solutions are almost always the best way to do this, but the quantstrat package can make it easy to quickly get a high-level understanding of a strategy's potential.

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