I've Outgrown EXCEL. What next.. IDEAS??

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by 4awhile, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. 4awhile

    4awhile

    OK. So I've outgrown the capabilities of Excell -- by a mile.

    Any suggestions on what programming languages to look at using for all the number crunching and graphing?

    Any pointers to reference material would be useful as well.

    BTW. I have an MS in Computer Science so I have some programming background, but it's been many years since I've touched the stuff.

    Thanks for any advise !!
     
  2. 4awhile

    4awhile

    So besides Python, any other useful languages that people tend to use?
     
  3. slacker

    slacker

  4. For Charting Data In Excel...
    Graphing in Excel sucks from the very start... but you can throw any summed or formula data from Excel into Sierra Charts which has first class charts... and can be on multiple windows with multiple monitors..

    we have done this and it works fine...

    For Number Crunching...
    You can slam the data from Excel into SQL Sever or another DB and then run stored procs as triggers... and then send the results back...

    we have done this and it works fine...

    if you need it faster than stored procs or 3D match graphs, etc... then you will need to go to something else...

    good luck...
     
  5. bodanker

    bodanker

    I use R. Check out quantmod, FOSS Trading (my blog), and Rmetrics. Hopefully that gives you an idea of what you can accomplish with R.
     
  6. 4awhile

    4awhile

    Major thanks for all the input !!

    Very useful to me.
     
  7. Palo.

    http://www.jedox.com/en/home/overview.html
     
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  9. 4awhile

    4awhile

    Great info.... Thanks again!
     
    #10     Jul 24, 2009