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by attesaarela
January 5th, 2009, 6:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Thorium - clean and safe nuclear energy
Replies: 1
Views: 44235

Thorium - clean and safe nuclear energy

<r>Thorium fueled nuclear reactors may soon be advanced enough to be used commercially. For instance the Molten Salt Reactor design apparently looks really promisinghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molten_salt_reactorThorium reactors would produce practically zero long lived nuclear waste and they also ...
by attesaarela
November 8th, 2008, 3:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: EU Plans for Global Financial Deal
Replies: 3
Views: 46819

EU Plans for Global Financial Deal

<t>One problem with appointing IMF or some other institution to do the regulation on a case by case basis is that there aren't enough people like David Einhorn or Warren Buffett around and in any case getting them appointed into the proper roles in those organizations would be an even more difficult...
by attesaarela
September 17th, 2008, 8:22 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Why is C++ so A) popular, B) unpopular and what is its half-life?
Replies: 47
Views: 55230

Why is C++ so A) popular, B) unpopular and what is its half-life?

I think www.interactivesupercomputing.com already has a system for Matlab that is a lot like OpenMP, at least if I guessed correctly..
by attesaarela
September 16th, 2008, 12:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Default Correllation Matrix
Replies: 4
Views: 48711

Default Correllation Matrix

I'm not actually involved in this, but the correlation structure is really hard to actually model I'd guess..Maybe the models should include eg the real estate market as an underlying variable..and maybe other macroeconomic variables too, but (I would imagine) it'd really be difficult.
by attesaarela
September 15th, 2008, 7:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: why were banks holding securities they created and knew were bad?
Replies: 17
Views: 52137

why were banks holding securities they created and knew were bad?

It is funny that James Cayne is reportedly a pothead, but at least Richard Fuld hasn't been accused of anything like that..
by attesaarela
September 15th, 2008, 6:33 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Curious about Javascript
Replies: 7
Views: 49876

Curious about Javascript

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: spmacdonaldYou may be interested in Steve Yegge's blog:<URL url="http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/Yes">http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/Yes</URL>, brilliant stuffQuoteI know some fairly prominent googlers are into JavaScript... Norvig included.What do you think about F#?I...
by attesaarela
September 13th, 2008, 1:09 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Curious about Javascript
Replies: 7
Views: 49876

Curious about Javascript

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: yuryrYou have plenty of algorithms implemented in mathlab. Now you want to run calculations in JS? What support does it have for matrices, Monte-Carlo etc...?All the new JIT compiler research that has now been applied to Javascript is very interesting, I was just curiou...
by attesaarela
September 12th, 2008, 7:26 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: interesting article about dynamic languages
Replies: 17
Views: 51978

interesting article about dynamic languages

<t>By the way, what do you think about the future of Matlab as a language?Matlab is a nice platform, but the scripting language in it is not very elegant either for an experienced programmer or a language compiler.. Other languages might make it possible to write more elegant programs without losing...
by attesaarela
September 12th, 2008, 9:41 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Parallel Monte Carlo in Matlab
Replies: 5
Views: 50586

Parallel Monte Carlo in Matlab

HiAnybody tried www.interactivesupercomputing.com ? Is it easy to for example do distributed Monte Carlo with their systems?
by attesaarela
September 11th, 2008, 11:58 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Curious about Javascript
Replies: 7
Views: 49876

Curious about Javascript

<t>Has anybody tried how fast the new Javascript can run quant code? Before I get laughed out of the door, let me just remark, that Javascript is actually pretty close to Matlab as a language, and using Matlab isn't considered ridiculous. So the reason you'd see the first sentence as ridiculous is r...
by attesaarela
September 11th, 2008, 11:45 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: interesting article about dynamic languages
Replies: 17
Views: 51978

interesting article about dynamic languages

<t>QuoteQuoteBut why do some languages gain business mass and not othersOne category: those with the ANSI/ISO label. It implies continuity and standardisation. Such decisions are taken at senior management level.Yeah, I could imagine that it's difficult to have high-level understanding of things lik...
by attesaarela
September 11th, 2008, 9:45 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Performance of O-Matrix
Replies: 0
Views: 48653

Performance of O-Matrix

HiDoes anybody use O-Matrix (www.omatrix.com) to run Matlab code?Does it run fast enough in general, or do you still need to translate code to C sometimes?
by attesaarela
September 10th, 2008, 8:18 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Compiler experts wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 48445

Compiler experts wanted

Thinking about starting a company on JIT compilers in quant dev, if interested send private msg please
by attesaarela
September 10th, 2008, 5:21 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Code for implementing Matlab native functions
Replies: 0
Views: 48763

Code for implementing Matlab native functions

I'm thinking about starting a Matlab-related project.Is there any place where I could find BSD/artistic license C/C++/Fortran code to implement all the Matlab native (non .m - file) functions? Something like blitz++ but
by attesaarela
September 10th, 2008, 12:45 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: interesting article about dynamic languages
Replies: 17
Views: 51978

interesting article about dynamic languages

In business it's always more complex than just everybody using the most efficient tool for the job, so much depends on programmer availability in certain languages etc..But transitions do happen.
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