[R] Finance & R

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Dec 23 21:00:10 CET 2020

On 23/12/2020 1:52 p.m., Dr Eberhard W Lisse wrote:
> Joshua,
> there may be some cultural differences in play, some people are direct,
> some don't like the American passive aggressiveness, and then English
> may not be the first language of a poster.
> A package may be a bit outdated, or not. If so, it in itself means
> nothing other than that it is a bit outdated. Even if it is free of
> bugs, and do what it is supposed to do, fast.
> I think it is legitimate to ask here for alternatives.

Yes, but asking in a way that doesn't antagonize the experts in the 
field is probably a good strategy.  For example, "I want to do X, and 
haven't been able to find a way to do it in packages A, B or C.  Did I 
miss something, or is there another package that might be able to do that?"

Duncan Murdoch

> el
> On 2020-12-23 20:06 , Joshua Ulrich wrote:
>> Hi Ben,
>> It's not very polite to call people's work "outdated", especially when
>> given to you for free.  Those packages have been around and stable
>> for the better part of a decade, will remain stable, are actively
>> maintained, and all work well together to form a comprehensive suite
>> of tools for financial analysis.
>> Best,
>> Josh
>> On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 11:58 AM Ben van den Anker via R-help
>> <r-help using r-project.org> wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> Could anyonre recommend some good resources for finance applications
>>> in R? I find the packages quantmod, TTR and PerformanceAnalytics a
>>> bit outdated. There must be something more recent on the market. Any
>>> suggestions will be much appreciated!
>>> Cheers,
>>> Ben van den Anker
> [...]

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