Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by Batman28, Jun 1, 2006.
also does anyone use D?
Without any doubt, C++ is currently the standard.
would have been better.
wait - I voted c# but choice number one has C# and C flavors. So it is there twice.....bad POLL~
Yeah but which one? Unix or MS???
Sorry, I do not follow. The C++ language is a standard. There are multiple implementations of C++ for MS and UNIX-like operating systems. Are you asking something else?
C/C++. Just check any quant job listings, better yet, go to an interview. Any knowledge of XLL development (its ugly, but its used) is a bonus if you are looking for a job in the field.
Then again most people here don't know what a quant does.
Aren't these those guys that get fired wholesale?
Today, I would never put to work a guy swearing by C++/C for scientific programming. It's the clearest indication that he is at least 10 years out of date in programming tool know-how.
Would you pay for a guy to do a job that is going to cost you 5 to 10 times more programming time fiddling around with C++/C?
Of course, certain tasks definitely require C++/C. Not scientific/mathematical programming for those who know they way around today's superb choice in libraries as with Python. Overmore, if you're in Python, going back & forth between C is child's play - you won't probably need this though.
nonsense, equalizer actually makes a point, every quant job ive seen asks for c++ or java.. why not python if they know the real deal?
nonsense is right. I'm not sure about python, but coding complex problems in c/c++ is going to be expensive, error prone, huge development time, etc.
There are advanced tools/languages/algorithms now that do the grunt-work for you, and coding C/C++ is grunt work, plain and simple, unless you are one of the few rare geniuses/masochists.
Some of the stuff used in scientific computing is pretty neat. Writing algorithms to write other algorithms, solver code generation, etc
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