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Quora asks What are the advantages of using R/SAS/Matlab/SPSS over Excel on Microsoft WIndows 8?

Quora asks What are the advantages of using R/SAS/Matlab/SPSS over Excel on Microsoft WIndows 8?

Excel is still useful no matter what you think

http://www.quora.com/What-are-the-advantages-of-using-R-SAS-Matlab-SPSS-over-Excel-and-all-associated-advanced-packages

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Updated DevExpress look with Stock charting and Windows 8 tile

Updated DevExpress look with Stock charting and Windows 8 tile

I still prefer the Infragistics over this for the same money

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CUDA, MS C++ AMP, Windows 8, Server 2012 updates, Ernie Chan video posted, new membership rate increases set for Jan 14, 2013

Hi there

I have played with the new Windows 8 and Server 2012. I also posted Ernie Chan’s video. I have been busy but I am still looking for my model development breakthrough. I may have found it. I will reveal that within 24 hours.

If this proves itself, expect that QuantLabs.net Premium 50% increase come Jan 14, 2013.
1. 50% increase coming my Quant Membership for HFT and trading model development! Join now for the affordable rates!
2.  Trying out the new Microsoft Windows Server 2012 for potential HFT deployment, Linux too complicated and no standards
Decent but not quite primetime for HFT but it will be at some point!
3. For HFT: Trying out Microsoft Windows 8 trial for AMP capabilities for GPU debug preview within Visual Studio 2012 C++
Stick with CUDA as AMP has been proved to be slow
3. How to use Microsoft AMP for Windows concurrency with Fast Math using Visual Studio 2012 and C++
4.  Back to GPU CUDA again and Visual Studio 2010 as C++ AMP is slow and other 2012 problems
5. Youtube video of Ernie Chan online presentation of Pitfalls of Backtesting during Trading Meetup
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For HFT: Trying out Microsoft Windows 8 trial for AMP capabilities for GPU debug preview within Visual Studio 2012 C++

For HFT: Trying out Microsoft Windows 8 trial for AMP capabilities for GPU debug preview within Visual Studio 2012 C++

UPDATE:  C++ AMP is slowest compared to CUDA http://codinggorilla.domemtech.com/?p=1135

This is required to take advantage of this feature. As a result, I might as well try it. There is also a decent priced upgrade if this thing works but no way in hell will I upgrade my primary system with an immature Windows 8.

Let’s see what happens.

Ok. This thing is installed but it kind of looks cool but now what. How do I get into the classic desktop. I tried the lower left but nothing happens with the switch between Metro and what I am used. I could not open any of these side Windows. It is pretty crappy if I cannot use it. I think it might be wise to go to Windows Server 2012 instead as it has some stuff I am used to . I think Microsoft has a lot of work ahead to make people really use this thing. I am sure it is matter of time but that I don’t have. At this point, Windows 8 fails from my point of view. Windows Server 2012 has some hope though especially for developers.

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My review of the latest in Windows 8, .NET 4.5 framework features, Visual Studio 2012, C# features

My review of the latest in Windows 8, .NET 4.5 framework features, Visual Studio 2012, C# features

So I was at a recent Toronto Net User Group where I was part of a presentation on the latest tools and changes in the .NET languages like C#.

Visual Studio 2012

There are some interesting  features within this Integrated Development Environment but there are some annoying parts I don’t like. Many complain about the gray tone but to change it feels like you need to go on an Easter Egg hunt to load a new template. There are some cool features including their tablet touch simulator which I have seen from within Nokia simulators. Another neat feature is the story boarding but you need to get a paid version for it. This would mean you need to purchase the Professional or Ultimate versions. A major benefit of Visual Studio 2012 is the backward compatibility capability to 2010. Nice! But you cannot expect your project to be backward compatible to Windows XP. Microsoft may have slowed their sales cycles of these new .NET products as many enterprises operations are still on XP.

.NET 4.5 framework

From a developers perspective, I do think that there is this promise of installing .NET 4.5 updates and replacing your .NET 4 DLLs and other runtime dependencies. In the olden days, .NET 3 apps would reside side by side with older .NET versions. The presenter fairly stated that many large industries are holding back on these Windows 8/.NET 4.5 upgrades because of this feature which could wipe out  or adversely affect  .NET applications. Major industries are holding back until they see certification of these new features. As a result, that might be a smart play by Microsoft as they ‘promise’ that all .NET 4.5 will be compatible with NET 4.0. As the audience bursted out in laughter, one person asked can you really believe the promises of Microsoft? Enter sarcasm here.

The new Async features in languages like C# with Task, await, etc reminds me of classic Java 6. Maybe it is just a catch up without ripping off the exact reserved keywords when it came to copying some of the features of older Java versions. Nonetheless, these features are pretty close to the multi tasking features of Java

This new update with JIT (Just in Time) compiler is interesting. I never worked with this feature within Java, but it sounds familiar. Once the code goes into runtime, it will optimize the compiled code into the target system regardless if is multi or single core. There are other external tools you can run on the target system before install your application. Microsoft has enabled new automatic features from the Visual Studio build to include this feature. It will get interesting if this works or yet scammers can find a way to exploit this as a security concern. All within the new Windows 8?

And yes, the world still awaits for a new Mobile and Table set of SDKs. I would have those were sent out months ago.

The new Windows 8

Now you are talking to someone who really has never seen some of the benefits of Windows 8. I have heard lots of things but to see it in action is a real first for. I say this as I only focus on my current development for those that follow me but I can assure .NET is not a priority at this point. Anyhow, I saw the Metro apps which I must say are quite genius. I am sure someone at Apple is thinking of how to improve that even further.

My take

All in all, I do think Microsoft has made great strides but they still fall in short in many areas that make developers like  me go crazy.  Currently, I see this cat and mouse game of securing Windows 8 but with the new features they add, scammer s will always find new ways to exploit the new features of within the .NET build process. All in all, Windows 8 could never be as secure as Microsoft wants you to believe. I am sure it is an improvement but….we will see the headlines in the news as with the latest in Internet Explorer 10.

Also, their mentality of paying for certain cooler features is still there. This is what kills Microsoft as a company with this arrogance. When you compare solid open source IDEs like Eclipse or Netbeans, I have yet to pay for any extra features  I  want. So why  I do need to pay for the storyboard feature in a paid version of Visual Studio? Seriously Microsoft? Can you not think of why your company is losing relevancy in today’s market. That could have been a Steve Ballmer idea so I guess you could say he needs to go.

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Wow! I am losing faith in Microsoft, Windows 8, and Silverlight for their 30 second Windows 7 preview install

Wow! I am losing faith in Microsoft, Windows 8, and Silverlight for their 30 second Windows 7 preview install

Message: Silverlight is being installed. Installing….

This thing does not install at all within their 30 second claim on a Acer I3 laptop. Not very decent since my system is a Windows 7 Ultimate. I dumped the process as in this is a piece of sh*t! At least at this point as of this date!

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Is Microsoft $MSFT ready to pop as it releases Windows 8 this fall?

Is Microsoft $MSFT ready to pop as it releases Windows 8 this fall?

Get ready, this could a long upward trend as their new version could put them back into the mobile space with Nokia.

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Video lessons on random walk, market efficiency, cointegration for quant algo strategy development with Windows 8, SQL, .NET 4.5, VS 2012

Video lessons on random walk, market efficiency, cointegration for quant algo strategy development course with preview on Windows 8, SQL, .NET 4.5, VS 2012

Hi there
Here are the latest detailed video lessons I have added to the new Algo and Strategy Development course:
* Maximize number of Intraday Sharpe Ratio
* Random walk theory for market inefficiency
* Cointegration based test on Market efficiency
* Simple returns, log returns and average returns
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I also did a video preview on the upcoming suite of Microsoft Windows product including SQL Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012, .NET 4-4.5, Windows 8 and the Server edition.
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https://quantlabs.net/blog/2012/05/my-thoughts-on-previews-of-windows-8-server-visual-studio-2011-net-4-and-4-5-sql-server-2012/
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Thanks for reading
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My thoughts on previews of Windows 8, Server, Visual Studio 2011, .Net 4 and 4.5, Sql Server 2012

 

My thoughts on previews of Windows 8, Server, Visual Studio 2011, .Net 4 and 4.5, Sql Server 2012

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Building Metro Apps for Windows 8 with XAML + C# in quant development

Building Metro Apps for Windows 8 with XAML + C# in quant development

Building Metro Apps for Windows 8 with XAML + C#

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 6:00 PM333 Bay Street, Suite 4600, Toronto, ON

Colin Melia takes us through the ins and outs of building Metro Apps for Windows 8. More details coming soon.

http://www.metrotorontoug.com/events/56110002/?a=mr1p_grp&rv=mr1p

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