Monthly Archives: March 2012

How Quants Choose Technology

As a former buy-side-ish quant, I think we are terrible customers for builders and sellers of analytical tools. Quants are smart enough that proof-by-intimidation doesn’t work. What’s worse, quants are very particular and very peculiar in their needs. You built … Continue reading

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Better Visualizations

     I ran across an interesting article on the Freakonomics blog about the life of a quantitative analyst. A lot of them are very amusing, but the meta-chart above caught my eye in particular. My personal experience meshes well … Continue reading

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