The battle between open source tools for quant development: R, Matlab clone Octave, and Python
This is quite surprising as R appears to be difficult to learn compared to the others. I kind of don’t agree with that but I will admit the language syntax is wonky. It is claimed that R was created by non programmers. Nice. I see no reason for Octave as I got Matlab. Here is the link anyhow:
http://slashdot.org/topic/bi/r-octave-python-suits-your-analysis-needs/FACEBOOK ACCOUNT and TWITTER. Don't worry as I don't post stupid cat videos or what I eat!