My first post!

January 1, 2017
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A little bit about me and this blog –

Hello everyone! This is the first (ever) post for a new blog about
Finance and R. My name is Marcelo Perlin and my day job is assistant
professor of Finance in Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, in the
city of south of Brazil (Porto Alegre). I received my PhD in Finance
from Reading University (ICMA Centre) in 2010 and I have a long
experience in doing applied research in Finance. You can find more
details about my work in my personal
homepage
.

In the computational side, I fell in love with R in the moment I learned
to use it. I had a long standing working relationship with Matlab and I
was impressed in observing how much easier it was to manipulate and
process data with R, once you understand its sintax. I translated all of
my finance libraries from Matlab to R, realizing during the process that
I was writing R code much faster and the result was much simpler to
mantain than I would do in Matlab. After that, I was hooked. I’m
currently writing a book about R and Finance that I hope to publish
soon. The portuguese version should be up in amazon very soon. I’m planning to write the english version as soon as possible.

In this blog I will write about my CRAN packages and any other ideas
about finance and R or research papers that I’m currently working on.

Oh, and when I’m not researching and teaching, I also love playing
tennis. Fell free to drop me an email at
[email protected].

Best,

Marcelo.

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