For questions *about* being a quant, akin to questions on programmers.SE vs. SO. Includes soft questions, career-related questions, questions about best practices, etc.

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Is R being replaced by Python at quant desks?

I know the title sounds a little extreme but I wonder whether R is phased out by a lot of quant desks at sell side banks as well as hedge funds in favor of Python. I get the impression that with ...
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The future language of quant programming? [closed]

Im just about to begin the programming aspect of my education towards being a Quant. I know what languages are currently being used and how popular they are. However, I have several good friends ...
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Getting Into Quant Field without Phd or Masters [closed]

I was wondering it is possible to get into a quant role without a masters or a PhD. And if so, what are the steps to do so? The only resources I've really been able to find speaking to this on ...
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Kalman Filter Equity Example

I am looking out for some material where I can study about Kalman Filter applied to Equity using Excel or R?
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What is the necessary level of Econometrics-Know-How for a quant

It seems quants increasingly use econometric models at work. As someone who has sold his soul to probability theory and stochastical analysis I would like to catch up. What are the econometric tools ...
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What is a Quant

In the interest of having "canonical questions" on this site ... What is a Quant?
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What benefits are there to employing agile software development methodologies for quants?

Perusing the other SE network sites, particularly Programmers, I often find vigorous support for various agile software development methodologies, particularly the various values known as Extreme ...
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Financial Products Markup Language

I am asked to map financial products into XML. It can be in any format. I know there is an open specification FPML. Is that worth to adopt FPML rather than my own standards? Also, how common FPML is ...