Regarding Matlab… in 2017

(Last Updated On: April 12, 2017)
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A very valid question from a member:


Hi Bryan.

there just aren’t enough hours in the day with my job to watch every video… wow!

My head is going to explode…. trouble focusing on Python training…  look over there… cows!


question about Matlab…

I want to get it, but what add-ons do you think I need based on possble IB API strategies?

Keep in mind, that each add-on is $50 or so..

With all the add-ons you could think of, would it be more than $500,say?

Thanks for the kind words but it is a lot so I have spent over the last months stripping out stuff you may not need. The Python should be the easiest and quickest path to your goals. You COULD get Matlab but I am not needing it at this point since Python covers a lot of it. As you know, Python is free. As for the costs of Matlab, it sounds right but your best bet is to go to their site/sales staff to confirm. Also, it is still highly limited on how you can extend your Matlab scripts to do anything with other systems. This is when it gets into the thousands of Matlab costs.


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