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Why Python Has Taken Over Finance

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Yves Hilpisch (@dyjh)

Not too long ago, the finance field was dominated by compiled languages, such as C or C++, since they were considered to be the right choice for the implementation of computationally demanding algorithms.

Over the last couple of years, Python and its fast growing eco-system of (data analysis) packages have made it today's language of choice for the financial industry.

This talk illustrates, based on some simple examples, the benefits of working with a high level programming language, such as Python, for the tasks at hand in finance. The examples illustrate that really concise Python code can achieve high performance results.

Recorded at PyCon.DE 2017 Karlsruhe: https://de.pycon.org/

Video editing: Sebastian Neubauer & Andrei Dan

Tools: Blender, Avidemux & Sonic Pi

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