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Question: What is the language of choice for trading strategies?

Java  
  10 (23.2%)
C/C++  
  10 (23.2%)
C#  
  8 (18.6%)
VBA  
  1 (2.3%)
Python  
  3 (6.9%)
Proprietary packages  
  1 (2.3%)
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  7 (16.2%)
Matlab  
  3 (6.9%)




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Re: The best language of choice for trading strategies
Reply #15 - 08/08/08 at 13:53:54
 
Guys, you really have to check this out:

http://www.dangermouse.net/esoteric/ - a collection of esoteric languages (all turing complete!).
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Reply #16 - 08/22/08 at 02:27:11
 
How's the learning curve on R?
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Reply #17 - 08/22/08 at 14:51:05
 
Doesn't seem to be a big language, does it?

It is rather a set of skills/tests to run/use that you need to remember.
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Re: The best language of choice for trading strategies
Reply #18 - 08/22/08 at 15:07:53
 
You are right. The language does not have that many commands: "There are usual suspects". What makes it interesting is the number of packeges to cover almost all statistical and econometric methods.

To start I would suggest Tinn-R for windows and RKward for Linux (Google for links). Within a week you will be up and running.
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Reply #19 - 08/22/08 at 17:43:38
 
Tinn-R is cool, co0olCat!
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Re: The best language of choice for trading strategies
Reply #20 - 07/15/10 at 11:59:37
 
GrinI think Java and C++ are the best language of choice for trading strategies.
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Reply #21 - 09/05/10 at 05:53:03
 
Visual basic  , connection with matlab through COM tunnel.
or Visual basic connection with SAS through IT bridge.
Sorry,my english is poor.may be you can try my system.i write myself.
no platform support.   I  write platform my self.
1  signal source ( free  dynamic website)
2  trade  stragegy.(  mean reversion or regime swither,)  pair trading
3   orders send( 1 .broke  trade software and simulation their signal.   and 2.use visual basic controls  mouse and keybord)
4    operators optimization (vb connection with matlab and use matlab's optimization toolbox  fminsearch() function)

Sorry my english is poor.....  can't paste it
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Reply #22 - 09/05/10 at 06:05:31
 
if you know more about Visual basic ,you will found it is charming.
you can try my software in  my public email :  dzsw2010@yahoo.com.cn      secreat code:111111

good luck , friends.
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Reply #23 - 09/05/10 at 06:23:57
 
Why?  SAS was not mentioned....  SAS is powerful  in  write algo trading programs.
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Reply #24 - 07/27/11 at 15:31:07
 
I found c# easier to integrate the api of the banks I trade with as I haven't made the leap to FIX yet. Since my time horizon isn't that short I am not suffering from slippage. All my slippage has been net zero so far ( half for me, half against me).

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Re: The best language of choice for trading strategies
Reply #25 - 07/31/11 at 12:37:48
 
vvking wrote on 09/05/10 at 06:05:31:
if you know more about Visual basic ,you will found it is charming.


Somehow I missed its beauty! Smiley It is not much of a language. Although, good old BASIC was good for learning to program.

cjforex: I am big fan of Java and find it one of the best languages for server-side apps.
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Re: The best language of choice for trading strategies
Reply #26 - 07/01/12 at 00:51:17
 
Greetings,

Great Forum!  I am new here, this is my post, and I look forward to the experience.  I am partial to writing in Delphi (OOP Pascal).  At one time, it was the fastest compiler on the market, but I am not quite sure if that still holds true.  I know Quote Tracker was written in Delphi.  I actually use the same charting components as Quote Tracker.  Trade Station's Easy Language is somewhat similar to Delphi.  Anyway, I hope to meet some of you along this fine journey.

My best,
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