How to learn the R programming language to secure this hot finance job

http://news.efinancialcareers.com/uk-en/197544/demand-programming-languages-wall-street/ Programmers should hedge their bets by learning R. Data scientists are the darlings of the financial services industry. Hedge funds, asset managers, investment banks and quant funds are all competing for a select band of talent with global tech giants like Google. Universities can’t keep up with demand. There is a shortage of candidates who combine a deep knowledge of financial markets, securities and investment strategies with a fluency in programming languages. But which programming language do you need to understand if you want to work in data science? Five years ago, Bank of America was talking about Python as the next big thing for its trading platforms. Now this is being combined with R. “The same equivalent program in Python can be done with four times less code, and…


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