[R-sig-finance] slightly OT - R vs. matlab

Jim McLoughlin jimmcloughlin at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 23 20:13:42 CEST 2004


Was discussing this with a colleague today and wondering what other 
people thought - how popular is R (or S-Plus) in quantitative finance 
compared to matlab?  (I know SAS probably beats both of them for 
non-computational finance work).  Any strong opinions on why R is 
better/worse than matlab?


Jim M

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