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The Python Angle

Tales from a Trading Desk

It continue to be journey for Python in finance.  The JP Morgan Athena project that (based on google data) pushed to retire Murex, using concepts born out of Slang/SecDB is now a number of years old, as presumably achieve many goals.  In many ways the Quartz project over at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s offers integrated trading, position management, pricing and risk management platform which correlate in many ways to the Athena JP Morgan project, that it correlates back to GS 😉  The Python Quants about page offer a hint of the history of these three corporations/projects.

Another interesting Python angle is the NumPy/SciPy Many-Core Accelerator support available on Parallella.  Especially given the recent blog posting regards 64-cores, and the fact that Bank of America, and presumably JPMorgan are doing “Ultra High Performance” pricing.

The journey continues when we look at Washington Square Technologies.  The web…

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Why and how I use Sublime Text 2

Joey Kudish

My Friend Richard was asking about different software and code editors on twitter last night. I mentioned Sublime Text 2 and how much I love it, to him; and he asked me for more info about it, so I decided to write a blog post about it instead of going and back & forth on Twitter.

So for those who don’t about it yet, Sublime Text 2 (ST2) is a cross-platform (yes it works on OS X, Windows and Linux) awesome code editor with a bunch of productivity tools and geeky goodness but without the huge overhead of typical IDEs (aptana, netbeans, etc…). I was a Textmate user until I switched over to ST2 about 4 or 5 months ago. The transition was seamless since ST2 looks and behaves in similar ways to Textmate and also supports Textmate bundles out of the box. Nonetheless, ST2 is infinitely more powerful than…

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