Category: Python

How to motivate learning of Python

I’ve written a lot about Python over the past few years, explaining how it fits in with the ecosystem of other languages. I’ve also discussed good resources for learning of Python, in particular books and tutorial websites. There are two ways that I can see learning programming language. The first way is a formal module,…

How to learn Python?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve chatted to quite a few people who are starting to learn Python primarily to analyse financial markets and all of them were keen for a bit of guidance of where to start. Hence, I thought it would be useful to collect together a few thoughts on the subject in this blog…

The right technology, not all of them

There are many things I don’t know. Even things I probably think that I know, I mostly likely don’t know as well as I think. Take for example, markets, you can sometimes think you’re close to mastering them. However, this is nearly always the point in time, when some market event happens proving that there’s always…

Building a quant platform

I recently went to a talk at the Python for Quants group in London started by Yves Hilpisch, which featured a talk by Mark Higgins, the co-founder of Washington Square Technologies. Mark’s talk was about the benefits of a quant platform, which can help when it comes to working together in a team. The general idea…