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by linuxuser99
May 16th, 2006, 6:53 am
Forum: Numerical Methods Forum
Topic: How fast can a computer calculate this?
Replies: 15
Views: 108496

How fast can a computer calculate this?

>> I'd like to see the benchmark you favour that shows VC++ code to be inferior to GCCNone of the benchmarks I've seen would bear this out. GCC = nice feee very compliant, but not faster. Now the Intel compiler.....
by linuxuser99
May 12th, 2006, 4:09 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How female quants are doing?
Replies: 17
Views: 112351

How female quants are doing?

>> What about the Vatican?That's cross dressers silly - not real women!
by linuxuser99
May 8th, 2006, 7:23 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Certified Trading System Developer (CTSD)?
Replies: 15
Views: 113468

Certified Trading System Developer (CTSD)?

Better to get ordained Universal Life Church and pray that you hire good developers.Seriously - this sort of thing only works when it gets a critical mass and the prospects of that are low indeed.
by linuxuser99
May 4th, 2006, 2:20 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: oxford business school/CFA
Replies: 12
Views: 110525

oxford business school/CFA

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: linuxuser99I would argue by analogy that the Oxford CFA link shows that the standard of Oxford Grads is roughly the same as CFA guys who studied from schweser - albeit that the Oxford guys may have had a "better" teacher; the outcomee i...
by linuxuser99
May 4th, 2006, 8:23 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: oxford business school/CFA
Replies: 12
Views: 110525

oxford business school/CFA

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: linuxuser99For me the interesting thing here though is that it calls into question the whole concept of "elite" education.If Oxford is really teaching the CFA Syllabus why is it a "better" school than anywhere else which does the same? ...
by linuxuser99
May 3rd, 2006, 7:03 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: oxford business school/CFA
Replies: 12
Views: 110525

oxford business school/CFA

For me the interesting thing here though is that it calls into question the whole concept of "elite" education.If Oxford is really teaching the CFA Syllabus why is it a "better" school than anywhere else which does the same? It sort of pops the bubble a little doesn't it?
by linuxuser99
April 2nd, 2006, 12:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Very Brave Woman
Replies: 29
Views: 116223

A Very Brave Woman

QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeAh, the hypocrisy.On whose part?
by linuxuser99
April 2nd, 2006, 8:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Very Brave Woman
Replies: 29
Views: 116223

A Very Brave Woman

<t>Interesting video - but overly simplistic. I got as far as "clash between peopole who treat women as human beings and those or treat them as beasts" and reflected that in NY on 8th and 45th there is a whole line of DVD stores which sell, inter alia, DVD's of women having sex with dogs. Human bein...
by linuxuser99
April 1st, 2006, 8:46 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: making apache server parse php
Replies: 2
Views: 114852

making apache server parse php

As an aside I hope you know that Apache is bad news on windows with respect to security. If you're using this in a production environment (ie at work) you should look at getting some sort of a unix based install if you can.
by linuxuser99
April 1st, 2006, 8:43 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: database architecture
Replies: 2
Views: 113071

database architecture

<t>Relational databases are actually usually a poor way to store time series data. Much better to use a dedicated time series product like Fame or KDB if you're running this for a company that will be making money from this) or putting a wrapper around SleepyCat if you're poor.If all you want to do ...
by linuxuser99
April 1st, 2006, 8:35 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: APL: Dying/dead or still in use
Replies: 14
Views: 113687

APL: Dying/dead or still in use

http://www.kx.com/index.php - market leading tick data and time series analysis store. Runs on what is basically a dialect of APL.So I'd have actually said it was on the resurgence rather than dying out!
by linuxuser99
November 24th, 2005, 9:22 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Useful quant work-related software?
Replies: 15
Views: 130755

Useful quant work-related software?

>> What's a good commercial antivirus program?? Symantec or Macafee. AVG is not bad (they have a pay for - slightly better - version on their site as well as the free version)Dont forget the spyware stuff as well.
by linuxuser99
November 24th, 2005, 9:11 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: routes to trading CFAvMFEvMBA
Replies: 21
Views: 133969

routes to trading CFAvMFEvMBA

CFA isn't really a trading qualification. It's much more a buy sidwe thing.
by linuxuser99
November 23rd, 2005, 8:19 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: HH vs references
Replies: 9
Views: 129285

HH vs references

<t>Provided "your freind" left without actually being fired or under a disciplinary warning then go the HR route. 99% of firms now have a policy of refusing to give out references other than very bland ones. It's not unreasonable to say "I dont want to put my old boss in a difficult position, we had...
by linuxuser99
November 23rd, 2005, 8:11 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Useful quant work-related software?
Replies: 15
Views: 130755

Useful quant work-related software?

<r><URL url="http://www.activestate.com">www.activestate.com</URL> - has (free) windows distributions for PERL and Python. One or other of these should really be on your list of things to get sence windows still doesn't have a proper scripting language.All of the java stuff works - all freely availa...
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