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Python for Finance

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Build real-life Python applications for quantitative finance and financial engineering with this book and ebook

Overview
Estimate market risk, form various portfolios, and estimate their variance-covariance matrixes using real-world data
Explains many financial concepts and trading strategies with the help of graphs
A step-by-step tutorial with many Python programs that will h
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Paperback, 1st, 321 pages
Published April 25th 2014 by Packt Publishing (first published January 1st 2014)
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Seth Kenlon
May 16, 2014 Seth Kenlon rated it it was amazing
A really amazing book in an unexpected way. I don't know anything about Finances or Economics or stock quotes or market trends, and I don't much care about those things, but I am fascinated about ingesting and parsing and processing data. So the stated point of this book is mostly irrelevant; the real take-away ends up being a lot of lessons on how to use Python better.

The book jumps right in to both worlds that it covers; it doesn't do much by way of explaining Python or the jargon of the finan
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Arthur
Jun 04, 2014 Arthur rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Students in Finance or investors with some programming skills
I picked Python in Finance from Packt Publishing to review expecting to bore myself with complex algorithms and senseless formulas while seeing little actual Python in action, indeed at 400 pages plus it may seem so. But, it turned out to be quite the opposite. I learned a lot about practical implementations of various Python modules as SciPy, NumPy and several more, I think they empower a developer a lot. No wonder Python is on the track to become a de-facto scientist language of choice! But I ...more
Bill Jones
May 12, 2014 Bill Jones rated it it was amazing
Python for Finance

While I am not a python expert and I'm learning various uses for the language, I do use other languages such as C++, PHP, and Javascript. I am not really into Finance so I decided to get this book and do a review on it, later in the book and I mean at the near end there is a algorithm for highs and lows, and the author say's let's pull data from Dell but still uses the IBM tag, it was something that just made me chuckle, but some others out there may not find it funny. The book
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Subham Saha
Jun 30, 2014 Subham Saha rated it really liked it
Review - "Python for Finance" by Yuxing Yan from Packt

Finished reading the book.

This book focuses more on finance than Python which is a good thing. Books on Python are available easily, when we are focusing on using Python for Finance the focus should be on explaining the financial concepts rather than the implementation. The book starts with basics of Python but quickly moves on to financial concepts. We learn to use python as a financial calculator and to price a call option. It then quickly
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Luis Cuellar
Jun 02, 2014 Luis Cuellar rated it it was amazing
I am a systems engineer but have not program for a long time, and I am very interested in finance so I have been studying finance for the past months.

For me this book is perfect, it teaches you python witch to me is a very powerful language witch you can learn fast and do very sophisticated things. and it teaches it with a very specific focus witch is applying it to Financial problems.

The examples of the book are very well done, and helps ground your financial knowledge by programming the exampl
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