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by DrBen
February 5th, 2018, 8:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Philosophy of Mathematics
Replies: 223
Views: 25228

Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

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by DrBen
February 5th, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Philosophy of Mathematics
Replies: 223
Views: 25228

Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

Putting conventions aside (i.e. base 10 versus another number, 24 hours a day and so on), and underlying philosophical explanation for why mathematics itself (i.e. ideas not conventions if that makes sense) reflects the reality we find ourselves has a long and rich history. Plato's Theory of Forms ,...
by DrBen
June 13th, 2011, 8:43 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Front Office Quant Developers in New York earn on average $192K
Replies: 3
Views: 20543

Front Office Quant Developers in New York earn on average $192K

Here have much higher bonus % than for UK numbers, I assume this is due to selection bias. Any chance of more detail, adjustments etc
by DrBen
June 13th, 2011, 8:35 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Front Office Quant Developers in London earn £144K
Replies: 13
Views: 21118

Front Office Quant Developers in London earn £144K

<t>Thx Dominic and moreover thx two all people who filled out your online form. Any chance of details at least qualitative incite into these numbers. Like Hansi said I assume bulk of people who submitted data were contractors. If this that case and I assume it is then if take straight average the co...
by DrBen
May 3rd, 2011, 9:12 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant Developer... how to get there?
Replies: 2
Views: 21264

Quant Developer... how to get there?

Have you actually run a PA account, even if ran a paper trading account say at IB you would least get directly experience with their FIX/API.
by DrBen
May 2nd, 2011, 11:50 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: 2 year general noncompete for the entire industry
Replies: 9
Views: 22148

2 year general noncompete for the entire industry

<t>No idea of the legality but two years is just impractical, in 2 years all sort of things can happen, like have 2 kids (maybe for female quant but even for male quant it harder than think, get ill, fail out with colleagues note 25% start-ups fail because management fail out, etc etc....) But also ...
by DrBen
July 22nd, 2010, 9:24 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Automatic Trading with direct access to broker using QuickFIX
Replies: 7
Views: 29608

Automatic Trading with direct access to broker using QuickFIX

<r>artinia: Several times over past 6 months thought about undertaking a similar project. There is a product that performs similar role at:<URL url="http://www.macd.com/xlfix/but">http://www.macd.com/xlfix/but</URL> would rather build myself exactly what after. Personally penciling needing developer...
by DrBen
June 9th, 2009, 3:24 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: how can i find cheap programmers in Miami?
Replies: 19
Views: 39177

how can i find cheap programmers in Miami?

QuoteTwoFish: You could get an ethnic Chinese...This guy tried spent a lot of time in China and after 2 years it came to nothing. Like everythinglooks good in theory but its in the details which make or break the deal.
by DrBen
June 5th, 2009, 4:26 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: how can i find cheap programmers in Miami?
Replies: 19
Views: 39177

how can i find cheap programmers in Miami?

<t>Quote...go to india/china...Can't say anything meaningful generic about these locations but I have had good experience with testersin India very motivated and through. With China no direct experience but but had a friend who was sent toset up team for Wireless router programming, basically set up...
by DrBen
June 5th, 2009, 3:10 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Vendors providing trading API's
Replies: 1
Views: 40976

Vendors providing trading API's

<r>I suggest taking a look at:1) FXTrade at Oanda: <URL url="http://fxtrade.oanda.com/forex_trading/fxtrade/api_trading.shtml2"><LINK_TEXT text="http://fxtrade.oanda.com/forex_trading/ ... ing.shtml2">http://fxtrade.oanda.com/forex_trading/fxtrade/api_trading.shtml2</LINK_TEXT></URL>) Saxo Bank: <UR...
by DrBen
June 5th, 2009, 1:15 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: VBA Course in London
Replies: 29
Views: 85322

VBA Course in London

<r>The cost of all these courses (in time and money) does not always reflect the value of these courses. This is reallya quote from someone who pre-Lehman was teaching these courses. Anyway, personally I suggest just taking alook at code at some where like:<URL url="http://www.vbnumericalmethods.com...
by DrBen
May 28th, 2009, 11:26 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Calibration of Contracting Rates
Replies: 4
Views: 39472

Calibration of Contracting Rates

<t>Thanks Dominic,Unlike fund management with its very clear feedback mechanism of P&L, assigning value creaton in software is muchless clear. As you impled, in contracting environment the fact an organization goes to outside provider (in my experiencealso) is because usually in-house there is n...
by DrBen
May 18th, 2009, 1:00 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: How to combine C++ and C#?
Replies: 37
Views: 47886

How to combine C++ and C#?

<t>Build C++ libraries in accordance with COM standard and use .NET Interop package. If you have VS.NET then can reference COM librariesin .NET based project and the (hard ugly) data type mapping code is seamlessly done behind the scenes. If you have used .NET API inExcel (i.e. COM Object) then this...
by DrBen
May 18th, 2009, 10:37 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career decision: Microsoft vs Top investment Bank
Replies: 52
Views: 45277

Career decision: Microsoft vs Top investment Bank

<t>Though start salary is lower in native country, what is the likely difference in real terms (adjusted for purchasing parity) over differing timespans. In my experience, mid/senior level software/bankers in many so called developing nations, would 5-10 years ago jump to a entryposition in the deve...
by DrBen
May 18th, 2009, 10:06 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Wrong Kind of Money
Replies: 5
Views: 49867

The Wrong Kind of Money

<t>QuoteAash: ....quite inappropriate that traders received bonuses for taking on long-term illiquid positions that lose the company large amounts of money for the following years...I agree, and I imagine most people would feel the same, but all such discussion assumes the pricing is roughly valid a...
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