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Python language in trading industry so I enlighten you about algos

Question about Algo trading for young folks and students. Python is the preferred programming language in trading industry

The faster you jump on this, the sooner you start learning. You will also be prepared for the LIVE intake starting Mon Jan 7. This will take place for 6 across Mondays and Thursday until Feb 14 on Valentines Day. Each module will be tackled live with Q&A so start prepping for all 12!

Python Algo Trading Infrastructure with Crypto Currency

Questions were based on:

Hey bryan I want to start learning quantative finance, i need someone to help me out in this
Can u..?
Can u help me out in this,?
I have zero idea about the sources where to start from
What all things do i need to learn

 

Which is the most used language in trading industry today, c++ or python?

Which is the most used language in trading industry today, c++ or python?
I knw python, is it necessary to know c++ too.?

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I saw your website and the least I can say is that it inspired me a lot.

Today I am 22 years old, I pursued studies in financial engineering and I am currently on a Masters involving probabilities and finance. The courses are really profound, the level is extremely high and I am learning very much about the quantitative finance field.

I will be interning in a big English bank very soon, so we can say that things are going well for me on a professionnel level. However, I have some sort of frustration, concerning the fact that I can’t use these computer and mathematical skills for my own profit, I truly want to invest myself and my time to do something in this field with which I could make money, and the reason for that is much more than a financial one, it is really something that I want to achieve.

The problem is that I have no clue where to start, the algorithmic trading seems a very vast field, I’ll have the chance to have courses in this area next semester, but right now my knowledge is strictly zero. That is why I wanted to ask you if you could help me by giving me hints on where I should make my first steps. I have a pretty solid background in mathematics; I studied advanced stochastic calculus, and am very at ease with algebra, calculus and even inferential statistics. Also, my favourite computer language is Java, even though I am also familiar with C++, or even Python, C# or R.

I want to thank you in advance for your precious time, and I am sure that your answver will be very enlightening.

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Why muddle to learn the Interactive Bokers API with Python

 

YES! Why muddle with this API stuff? Some may need structure in order to save time! You can waste loads of time trying to set this up! I explain a typical scenario in this 4 minute video of newbies struggling with this stuff.

The scenario is

Hey Bryan I have the api downloaded and am trying to get basic order execution going – I was wondering if you have any basic code that connects to interactive brokers (do you connect to TWS or through gateway?) and places basic orders.  When I look at this stuff it is all greek to me but I am trying to muddle through it.

I mentioned about this course you can learn quite quickly with

Python Algo Trading Infrastructure with Crypto Currency

 

OR learn the whole thing here

Introduction to Quant Elite Membership

 

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Your game plan to Python3 Custom Algo Trading LIVE intake

 

I like these questions especially from those of different backgrounds. It just shows it not just finance or well off individuals who do this stuff. I am hoping folks are really questioning how to secure their future. This algo trading with Python 3 is definitely one way. This upcoming recession is going to get very ugly. We have not even addressed the future of in how robotos/automation will affect your career.

Here are the questions

Very awesome stuff, I have to admit im little overwhelmed with all the info but am making a bit of sense of it. I am super interested in the python 3 course, ive looked over ccxt and am still not a big coder, I drive construction semi trucks. 

Although I did see a past webinar you did in august for converting mt4 to python and am wondering if you have saved video or any info you could point me to about that.

Im coming up with a game plan to afford the py3 course, how long will this be available?

Thanks again

I am also referring to the this Python 3 course with live intake for the first week of Jan 2019. I discuss how this course will be structured. Now is the time to join to start your learning before the live intake starts!

Python Algo Trading Infrastructure with Crypto Currency

 

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Python open source algo trading trading vs Tradestation

Here are some questions from South Korea about the next Python algo trading course intake starting in Jan 2019. This a solution to compare to Tradestation

Python Algo Trading Infrastructure with Crypto Currency

I live in south korea, did research with tradestation for 2 years.

My country only have tradestation…

I really interest in your course…

But question is..

1) What is good point than tradestion ?

– Processing speed

– **Security

( Is it possible that the tradestion guy or some tradesation related server see my code if they interested ? )

– No blackbox

– Operation stability

– anymore good reason ?

Regards,

 

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Close real time charting with Qt 5 Python and ChartDirector

This is minute timeframe which is pretty close to real time. I will be teaching and improving this script in my upcoming LIVE Python intake. Sign up here below on a super discount!!

Yes in Python with simplicity!

To me this a game changer don’t you think?? Do remember that I have found a way to run Qt 5 Designer with Python in the last posting on this blog.

Python Algo Trading Infrastructure with Crypto Currency

 

 

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Live intake: GUI with local Python Django on VS Code or Pycharm vs C++ Qt or WxWidgets

A couple of details for you technical geeks out there who want to build an automated trading system. My Python scripts are getting crazy to manage so Ithere are better ways to manage them through a graphical user interface. I have 2 paths to choose which will my future live intake :

GUI with local Python Django on Visual Studio Code or Pycharm vs C++ Qt or WxWidgets

https://quantlabs.net/blog/2018/12/gui-python-django-vs-c-qt-wxwidgets/

The other track is with Qt 5 Designer with Python which I got working:

Qt5 Designer builder does exist for GUI file to convert into Python

https://quantlabs.net/blog/2018/12/qt5-designer-builder-does-exist-for-gui-file-to-convert-into-python/

Which path would you be interested in doing?

There are ways to enhance my GUI with Python. I will be applying this to my current course:

Python 3 Infrastructure Blocks with Crypto

A live intake  will be starting in early Jan 2019. This may be my only one I will ever do.

Let me know if you got questions on that.

Click here if you are interested in this LIVE intake course and details

https://quantlabs.net/academy/python-algo-trading-infrastructure-with-crypto-currency/

This will be extremely limited to a few people to keep the quality of delivering content high.

Thanks Bryan

 

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Qt5 Designer builder does exist for GUI file to convert into Python

 

How to convert a visual graphical user interface UI files with Qt 5 Designer to convert into Python source.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46542326/installing-pyqt5-incl-qt-designer-on-macos-sierra

 

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/26212528/how-to-configure-qt-designer-to-load-pyqt-widget-in-osx

instructions

Run in your Mac OS terminal
open -a Designer-qt5
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/43028904/converting-ui-to-py-with-python-3-6-on-pyqt5
Once you build your GUI in the Designer (for Qt5), you can convert the UI into  Python source code
python -m PyQt5.uic.pyuic -x [FILENAME].ui -o [FILENAME].py
 
python3 -m PyQt5.uic.pyuic -x qt5designtest.ui -o qt5designer.py

Then you can run with your Python 3 interpreter:
python3 qt5designer.py
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCcBxBzN8I
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GUI with local Python Django on Visual Studio Code or Pycharm vs C++ Qt or WxWidgets

This was a mess to get a real time chart using Chart Director. To get a graphical user interface, I must this was turning into a real hassle with C++. Qt version 5 is still too restrictive on the run time licensing end. Also, I find their IDE Qt Creator is just a beast where I really don’t want to use it. I even tried local Python with some moderate success.

I then tried using the open source edition of the CodeLite IDE with wxWidgets, I have had moderate success with this combo. It seem to get running on a Mac is not worth pursuing as it is way too old.

I then thought of trying the latest PyCharm Pro edition with ChartDirector and Django. Oh man, this is thing is a beast , They assume my package manager with my Python interpreter version 3 was using pip. I am actually using pip3 but to change that was not possible. You would think this was easy by justing adding the local Python interpreter. Pycharm did not recognize my local Python 3.6 but only found 3.1. When i navigated to the Python 3.6 to choose within the creator of the project, it would finally rconginze all the local Python packages. It took forever to load. Complete crap and not easy to play. Plus they want me to pay for this thing as it for the Pro edition.  Forget it!

I then had some moderate success with Visual Studio Code. It is these URL that make it much more possible:

https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/python/tutorial-django

OMG! Half the tutorial actually worked. I can also say I have much better understanding and appreciation for this IDE. I see why people like it since I got it to work.

Then we can talk about Django. No no no. Working with this framework made we want to stop. This thing is really old. There must be an easier way to build a real time charting with Chart Director. There has to be.

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Why programmers thinks that python is for noobs?

Here are the highlights to this exact question. I agree especially when you consider Lua as described below.

t pretty much has to, in order for Python to even work for machine learning. Python is far too slow of a language to use to process the sometimes billions of records involved in teaching deep learning algorithms. The reason it works at all is that it has libraries like NumPy that are written in C or C++ that do the computational heavy lifting….

I spent more than a decade using C++ to write games and game engines. I kept running into the limitations of C++ in my ability to be agile in the creation of games, or of game logic. I could use C++ for everything, but it takes longer than it should to do some things.

So when I discovered the dynamic language Lua, and how easy it was to embed, I became a huge dynamic language advocate. So much so that my game engines became more and more centered around Lua and less around C++. My command line scripts also transitioned to Ruby at about the same time.

https://www.quora.com/Why-do-some-programmers-thinks-that-python-is-for-noobs

I did this last night

Going LIVE at 8PM EDT tonight for Latest opportunity for crypto automated trading

This was about the latest opportunity that could be found. It seems many of the positions put on always potentially goes negative lately. I am hoping to expand into other asset classes in coming weeks. This includes forex and CFD using Oanda.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP_Uqfwb0K8

 

Back to Python

Just remember I also have this course for those who want to learn about jumpstarting to build a primitive automated trading system.

https://quantlabs.net/academy/python-algo-trading-infrastructure-with-crypto-currency/

Thanks Bryan

 

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Facebook PyTorch 1 release Python machine learning with native code

Facebook will be pushing out a new version of PyTorch It seems to be the second most popular machine learning framework out there. It include Python machine learning native code.

Torch Script works one of two ways. New code can be written using the Torch Script language, which by design can compile readily to native code. It’s also possible to take existing Python code, decorate it with the @torch.jit.trace decorator, and have it just-in-time compiled to native code. However, this is not as effective as using Torch Script….

Another commonly used package, Cython, allows Python to be turned incrementally into C by way of custom syntax declarations. Cython can work with the whole range of Python and C types alike, as well as all of Python’s syntax, but Torch Script is restricted to operations on PyTorch tensors, integers, and floating-point numbers. And Torch Script can’t use constructions like exceptions.

Maybe I should I just stick with Tensor Flow 2 coming out in Dec or Jan? It seems to be gaining more popularity vs PyTorch. It should be just as easy to work with for us newbies.

I question the future

I would also like to predict this PyTorch scripting language may be tough to see in the long term. That is is of course with ‘let’s abandon everything’ Microsoft hat on.

https://www.infoworld.com/article/3310201/python/pytorch-10-accelerates-python-machine-learning-with-native-code.html

Facebook accelerates AI development with new partners and production capabilities for PyTorch 1.0

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