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

Tamas Papp tpapp at axelero.hu
Wed Jun 23 20:42:50 CEST 2004

On Wed, Jun 23, 2004 at 11:13:42AM -0700, Jim McLoughlin wrote:

> Hi
> 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?

FYI: I asked the very same question on the r-help mailing list
approx. a month ago.  You will find a lot of good opinions about this
in the archives of that list.



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