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    Dodd-Frank, Volcker, the UK and JPMorgan

    If it is a US bank then I think it will subject to Volcker-Rule, because bank can not prove that no capital from US stakeholders are used in London, so in general they should subject to legislation from Dodd-Frank. Dodd-Frank simply separates investment banking function from doing speculative...
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    I will not install MATLAB because of its pricing, besides, I do not own a UNIX version of it. I prefer to use C++ and compile it using g++, since I want to practice C++. But so far, R + IB gateway working perfectly on my server. And maybe I should start practicing C++ by writing some function in...
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    Does it close the application if you close the NX session? I want to open an java app but I do not want it to be closed upon NX disconnection.
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    Hi you are right. For IT guru, knowledge about finance is at top list, but I am just the opposite, I did finance for undergraduate and Financial Math for MSc. When I try to look for a job involving computing and finance, these skills are somewhat makes me in competitive. I am not bad at...
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    Hey guys, Bingo! I got rstudio server and IB gateway running on the server perfectly. Now I can use R and IB api from a web browser from anywhere. Do you use R for IB trading? Is there any other good way? because R can be slow, Is there any semifinished program for IB api or the only way...
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    Hi, VNC looks great. Is there any advantages of NX over VNC?
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    Because ubuntu is free under amazon free tier for one year, also, you can not install any distro you want, you can only choose one from the list if Im right. Many packages are easy to obtain using pkg manager such as yum,apt-get etc. Others can be built from source. I mentioned above that it...
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    Hey guys, I found a good way. Just using vnc4server , it will open an clean x11 with a terminal upon connection. I am trying to open IB gateway via java command.
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    I build and want to Maintain an EC2 ubuntu image for solely QUANT usage! Pls help.

    Hi All, I have an idea to build and maintain a quant image on EC2 for quant usage, a linux, with all the tools a quant ever needs to perform any quant-related work you want - A dedicated intance for every quant at fingertip when you have an quant idea and want to try it or test it. Any...
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    Does it matter where I do my PhD?

    I looked over some terms on wiki, and I intersected at "abstract algebra". Many references points all of them to abstract algebra, and after a brief reading, it makes some sense to me, it actually trys to give a structure and property of why we can do "A + B = C" by generalize the algebra we...
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    Does it matter where I do my PhD?

    Hey debaters, after reading all your comments. I am really jealous of you guys. You already got the chance to experience the coolest course, why do you so care about how other people see about it? But I recognize one thing, you all try to compare math on a single line, like cambridge is 100 and...
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    Should I leave my current job for MFE?

    Hi, after reading. I think I will shorten your statements in few words, you currently got "high paying" + "routine tasks", you want "challenging work" + "fortune". What you capable is "Math major", "engineering PHD","IT expertise". And you do not want to do "boring coding", and you would like...
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    Paul Wilmott: most quants are stupid

    I think people misunderstood finance as a whole in general. To me, Finance people has two types of value contributing to this world. The people who develop financial products are creating products for us to be able to transfer uncertainties as freely as we want, I call them "engineers", indeed...
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    Practical way to quickly develop C++ skills

    This is interesting, I tried to output j in in your code, it shows "1" but however it denies to say j equals integer "1". Why is this? Need to dig in my text books. Thanks.
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    Practical way to quickly develop C++ skills

    Hi, Thanks for bring this up. I did not pay attention to this issue, and I was just assumed it converts double to integer by instinct. I found the following quote from web, I think I was correct, It did convert double to int, not the other way around.
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