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Long R, Short Excel

October 29, 2009

R is very speedy statistical package that’s like an F-18A Hornet, versus Excel which is like a paper airplane. R is professional sports, Excel is Pop Warner. R is Mona Lisa, Excel is stick figures. R is … okay, you get the idea. I’m long R, and short Excel. For traders that are analyzing vasts amount of data, it’s time you made the switch to the trader’s statistical package of choice. You have to work a little at understanding the scripting language, but it’s nothing that you can’t wrap your mind around in a few nights after the kids go to bed. I’m just getting acquainted with R, and I’m already putting my copy of Excel on eBay. (more…)

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