Sunday, 11 March 2018

Financial Modelling in Python

There are a number of ill-informed arguments oft encountered that, when made, impede the propagation or acceptance of Python programming in finance The most common include ‘it is not fast enough’, ‘it does not engender a clear structure to your code’ and (the most incorrect proposition) ‘it has no type checking’. In fact, for most applications Python is ‘fast enough’ and those parts of the application that are computationally intensive can be implemented in fast ‘traditional’ programming languages like C or C++, bringing the best of both worlds.