This is all very good feedback; thanks to everyone and I am reading through some helpful threads here as well.Cuch and MC - I do have the free version of Visual Studio, with all of the packages that MSFT offers. This is an exercise in looking for one more immediately useful option. Of course, it is clear that many of the Big Boys here use C/C++. So, lest you be completely dismayed - I do have the Kernighan and Ritchie on C, the Stroustrup on C++, and several tomes by one D Duffy concerning the use of C++ and Monte Carlo Frameworks in Financial Engineering.
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