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    FAQ: Advanced C++ and Modern Design Online Course

    In regards to the Advanced course, the prerequisites are as follows: Proficiency in OOO, inheritance, polymorphism. Proficiency in generic programming (C++ templates). Deep understanding of C/C++ memory management (dynamic allocation), pointers, references, memory leaks, etc. Understanding of...
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    @Daniel Duffy -- any update on the new material? @Devon Kaberna -- happy to provide you any...

    @Daniel Duffy -- any update on the new material? @Devon Kaberna -- happy to provide you any feedback re the new material should it get released after you are complete.
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    Homework Submission

    You should not. Note that VS code is not VS
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    No, it will be level 2+ for most if not all

    No, it will be level 2+ for most if not all
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    The overall changes will not be dramatic, as there is addition of new material but not a...

    The overall changes will not be dramatic, as there is addition of new material but not a paradigm shift. There will be a few new videos incorporated into the existing structure, and a few exercises added/reworded to go over the additional features.
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    Some further questions about the course

    There is no option to repeat the exam. The exam is 25% of the overall grade, so it is very rare for a student to submit good work throughout the course, but fail the course due to the exam. Homeworks yes, quizzes no. The quizzes are meant as a learning tool, and can be taken any number of...
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    Course Material

    All levels are here: C++ Programming for Financial Engineering When you pass quiz 1,level 2 automatically unlocks
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    What does eTrading do in a bank? (eFX, eRates, etc)

    While I mostly concur with your points here, there is a matter of semantics. Quant work does not need to be narrowly defined within the confines of derivative pricing. While derivative pricing (and related topics) are a major component of MFE programs, not many quants actively work on derivative...
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    What does eTrading do in a bank? (eFX, eRates, etc)

    eTrading roles are closer to Strat than pure Quant. Some banks have 'Straders' who do everything from build the models, do the data analysis, and actually run the book (trade), while others split this into distinct roles: Quants/Strats who work side by side with the book runners (traders). The...
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    can't compile the code in visual studio

    Do you have VS installed?
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    Recommendation on QN courses

    You may find this post helpful in making that decision: FAQ: Python Online Course
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    Putting Course Experience on Resume

    I've seen is under Certifications, which can be a subsection under Education. You can put the course title, basic course description, and date earned. Additionally, put C++ under Skills
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    About Final Exam Time

    Yes
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    Homework Submission

    There are hidden files/folders as well that need to be deleted. See above and https://quantnet.com/threads/hw-size.44052/post-268848
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    Homework Submission

    You need to delete all the extra files and folders, per the submission instructions, including hidden folders. The resulting zip file should be in the low kb
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    Homework Submission

    Yes
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    About Certification

    All HWs, quizzes, and Skype final exam
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    Homework Submission

    The sln file is simply the solution file; it has nothing to do with the code. We also have the project file (.vcproj). These keep track of the code files within the project. There is never a need to directly modify those; when you add/remove code files from your project they will automatically...
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    Homework Submission

    Code must be part of a project to run it. Correct
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    Homework Submission

    Correct
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    EXCLUSIVE: Get $250 OFF for Python course

    The course topics are quite comprehensive, but these topics fall beyond the scope. Per the above, they will likely be presented as followup(s) to the course in the future, presented as 'mini-modules'. These are discrete topics that would distract from a broad Python course, but are important...
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    EXCLUSIVE: Get $250 OFF for Python course

    I'd say it depends on your situation. A few considerations: The advanced C++ course will take you longer, and take up more of your time overall. So if you have more time now, it may make sense to take advanced C++ first. Conversely, if you will have more time in a few months, it may make sense...
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    Retaking Certificate

    The final exam is only 25% of your overall grade. Even if you failed the exam, as long as your exercise code has been good, you can still pass the course. There have been very few students who have made it to the exam and failed the course. The course's focus is on learning to write good code --...
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    Will the course teach good software principles that are often neglected by Python users?

    One of the great things about Python is that it can be used in practice, to some extent, with only limited knowledge of the language. This benefit can also be a major drawback though, as there are many 'superficial' Python coders out there, writing inefficient and unmaintainable code. What was...
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    Will the course teach good software principles that are often neglected by Python users?

    Yes, the course is quite comprehensive in topics, and as you progress beyond level 1, it has some very practical 'toy' exercises and a case study to solidify your knowledge. There are also documents called 'Tips, Tricks, & Pitfalls' provided with each level, that contain useful pointers of...
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    Will the course teach good software principles that are often neglected by Python users?

    This will be a brand-new offering on QN, coming very soon. The details of the course (including syllabus, faq, and pre-register form) are here: Python for Finance with Intro to Data Science The course teaches Python from the ground up; it takes a very practical approach to learning while...
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    Homework Submission

    Yes; the rule of thumb is to delete everything besides your code files and project files (sln, vcproj, vcxproj)
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    Homework Submission

    Yes, delete that folder
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    Homework Submission

    Keep them No
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    C++ on a Mac?

    Many students have used xcode or other compilers successfully. It may be a bit more work to port over code.
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    C++ on a Mac?

    Yes, you can either use xcode or use a VM
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    IDE Options

    1) It's a really good IDE 2) A lot of the sample code is provided as VS projects 3) IDE-specific support is in VS, not others
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    IDE Options

    VS is strongly recommended, but you may use any
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    Level 2 Forum

    When you pass quiz 1, level 2 becomes available. I believe you should be able to access up to level 2 without purchasing
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    Homework submission

    The zip filename should contain your real full name
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    About the solution for HW

    Solutions are not provided, but you may always resubmit for further feedback.
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    Purpose of QuantNet C++ Course?

    While a large number of students who take the course are indeed hoping to enter MFE, we have also had many students take the course with no MFE aspirations at all. The first eight levels, which are the core of the course, are pure C/C++ without any application specific to MFE. The last level is...
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    What is the dependency on visual studio ?

    Any compiler is allowed for this course, as long as your code is well-formatted and standard code. The only caveat is that parts of level 9 may be tough to do without VS.
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    Questions about the duration and quiz of the course

    1) Yes, many students have completed in less than 16 weeks. 2) There are time limits, but you have unlimited tries. 3) Correct
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    Access to Homework Question Forum pages

    Yes, you should see all available levels here: C++ Programming for Financial Engineering You will only see level 2 once you pass quiz 1 (www.quantnet.com/quiz)
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    Something with submission HW

    There are likely hidden files/folders that need deleting
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    The extra points in the final grading

    5 points, not 10. This has nothing to do with the 'reaction score'. See https://quantnet.com/threads/c-course-grading-policy.7768/
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    Some problems in debug

    You need to create a project, and run your code from there
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    Supported Compilers

    VS cannot return on mac without a VM
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    Quantnet C++

    Absolutely; the first course teaches C++ from the ground up, and puts a lot of effort into instilling good/marketable coding habits. The advanced course takes those skills to the cutting edge. There is currently a $300 discount on the advanced course for alums of the first. 16 weeks from the...
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    Supported Compilers

    Many students have successfully used xcode on mac. For levels 1-7, xcode should be no problem at all. Levels 8&9 may be more difficult, and you can switch to a PC fit those two levels. Xcode is free
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    Supported Compilers

    VS is strongly recommended (on a pc)
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    Compile Errors != Linker Errors, BTW why do I get Linker errors?

    At the moment, VS does not seem to offer C++ in its Mac version
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    Need Advice On Recording Lecture Videos

    I use TechSmith Camtasia | Screen Recorder & Video Editor for all in one recording, editing. A good Mic is probably more important than the software
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    VS2019 Super Laggy. Is it intellisense issue?

    You can try disabling intellisense : C++ IntelliSense - Visual Studio
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    C++ Online Certificate Students' intro thread

    Yes, many students have successfully completed using a Mac. Can either use xcode on mac, or set up a VM
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    About Final Exam Time

    There is an extension option here: https://quantnet.com/account/upgrades
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    Retaking Certificate

    Correct
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    Retaking Certificate

    No, it's a fresh 16 weeks, as long as the reason for retaking is time and not a failing grade
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    Course Selection Advice Needed: Numerical Methods vs. Software Engineering vs. Big Data Mining

    It's also worth mentioning that university courses which have a major focus on best practices (industry and in general) are few and far between. They tend to be very academic with little in the way of learning the 'art' of coding. The QN C++ certificate offers a very practical approach to...
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    Is Quantnet's C++ course worth it?

    You may find this a useful read: How Quantnet's C++ certificates got me a job on Wall Street
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    level 2 hw /video access (enrolled member)

    It's always one of the top sticky threads, labeled HW. Should not be difficult to find
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    level 2 hw /video access (enrolled member)

    See the second to top thread in the level 2 forum...
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    FAQ: Advanced C++ and Modern Design Online Course

    Thanks for raising this; it'll be updated shortly
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    Baruch Python for Finance Course: Laptop Compatibility

    The entire course is doable on Windows, Mac, or Linux. PyCharm has a version for Mac (and Linux), and there is no course dependency on Windows.
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    Daniel Duffy's C++ ExcelDriver

    This looks to me like a project structure issue; missing #includes, incorrect additional include directories, and/or incorrect/missing files being linked as part of the project. Are you using a provided project (similar to the one provided to your during QN C++) or creating your own project...
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    Daniel Duffy's C++ ExcelDriver

    What is the exact error you see?
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    Daniel Duffy's C++ ExcelDriver

    See https://quantnet.com/threads/excel-2016-linking-error.30545/post-204024, looks like the settings there worked for someone. Who's asking?
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    which is more useful in the real world? Python or C++...

    I used 2017, so makes sense. Odd that it did not work for 2015 though
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    which is more useful in the real world? Python or C++...

    The steps here work for me in VS (substitute xlwings for matplotlib): Python in Visual Studio tutorial step 5, install packages
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    which is more useful in the real world? Python or C++...

    For Python dev I strongly recommend PyCharm over VS. Among other advantages, package management is much simpler.
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    C++ classes worthless?

    There was recent thread about this. It all depends on the role. C++ is far from obsolete.
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    FAQ: Advanced C++ and Modern Design Online Course

    The primary reason VS is a requirement for the advanced course is that some of the newer C++ features (which are covered in this course) are not fully supported on other compilers. Additionally, some features may differ on other compilers (i.e. the deprecated feature). One option would be to...
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    My chance in MFE without math/stat background?

    OP did not specify that he was specifically looking to get a decision-making role as a pure Quant on a trading desk (for which I concur with you, the vast majority of such roles do not use C++). Many people going for MFE and on this forum are not necessarily looking for such a role; there are...
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    My chance in MFE without math/stat background?

    From my experience and observations across several major firms, I think that blanket statements that C++ is no longer used are absolutely false. It really depends on your role: As Dave mentioned above, Quant roles that are about fast decision making will generally do everything using Python or...
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    Poll: for how much would you buy a book on "Getting Started with QuantLib"?

    It's worth mentioning that, for hands-on experience of many practical design patterns (among other topics), the QN advanced C++ course is excellent: Advanced C++11/C++14 and Multidisciplinary
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    13 reasons why 401K is risky

    It's similar to the pervasive 'tax refund' mentality.
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    A basic question on installing C++ on MAC OS X

    It does not support C++. You'd either need to use a VM (I.e parallels) with VS or use xcode
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    Software Download error?

    The latest version is here: Downloads | IDE, Code, & Team Foundation Server | Visual Studio
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    About Final Exam Time

    The details of the exam are sent to you once you submit level 9. In general, it is a 30 minute Skype based exam where the proctor will send you several questions that must be responded to in Skype chat.
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    Making An API Call Using cURL in C++

    I see a similar issue was answered here, does this help?: Visual Studio 2015 curl will not statically link
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    Good references for algorithms and data structures

    The QN advanced C++ course covers these, among many other topics: Advanced C++11/C++14 and Multidisciplinary
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    Online Compiler and Laptop

    Web based compilers will not be adequate to properly develop in C++. You'll need a physical compiler. VS is strongly recommended for the course.
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    Python Questions

    See Installing, Uninstalling and Upgrading Packages - Help | PyCharm
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    Python Questions

    I like PyCharm for Python development. It's a visual IDE and has a built-in tool to easily download packages such as numpy or scipy.
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    Compile Errors != Linker Errors, BTW why do I get Linker errors?

    Downloads | IDE, Code, & Team Foundation Server | Visual Studio
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    Baruch MFE VBA/Python/SQL Baruch MFE certificate programs

    The sample video mentions property getters/setters; that is, using the @property decorator. The property decorator is the recommended mechanism in Python to get/set attributes of an object, especially if any post-processing/constraint is needed or if one wishes to 'protect' the attribute for...
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    About Certification

    Correct Correct See https://www.quantnet.com/posts/?post_id=73017
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    How to correctly compress the Homework folder?

    That shouldn't be, unless there are some hidden files. Maybe try viewing hidden files?
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    A basic question on installing C++ on MAC OS X

    Definitely. Many students have had no previous programming background at all.
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    A basic question on installing C++ on MAC OS X

    Another option is a virtual machine. Also, note that there is an Excel integration piece in Level 9. It's worth about 2/13 of your level 9 grade
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    A basic question on installing C++ on MAC OS X

    It's certainly doable for this course, but may necessitate additional work, especially in levels 8&9. VS is recommended
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    About Final Exam Time

    Assuming you've submitted level 9 and completed quiz 10 prior to your deadline, we offer some leeway for the final exam (I.e, a week or two)
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    How long should we expect before we finish the final to receive the certificate?

    You'll receive a pdf copy within a day or two. The physical copy depends on USPS and where you're located
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    Where to see grade for the homework?

    You will receive detailed feedback and a grade within 24-48 hours of submission; usually quicker, very rarely slower.
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    Grading Breakdown

    See GENERAL - C++ Course Grading Policy The quizzes are not graded - they are a learning tool. The final exam is still a Skype based exam with your TA.
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    About Final Exam Time

    The details of the exam are sent to you once you submit level 9. The grade policy is here: https://www.quantnet.com/posts/?post_id=73017
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    C++ Online Programming Cert Testimonials

    Sure, just make sure to enroll around then
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    C++ Online Programming Cert Testimonials

    1) You work at your own pace within the 16 weeks. 2) Any version 2010 or newer.
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    Recommended schedule

    https://www.quantnet.com/threads/faq-c-for-financial-engineering-online-course.7376/#post-90019 This assumes the full 16 weeks; it's possible to complete much quicker.
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    If there's an official transcript?

    You can use the certificate. If they require something additional, you may contact the Baruch MFE program and they'll provide you with a letter (which includes the grade).
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    FAQ: Advanced C++ and Modern Design Online Course

    See the first post in this thread regarding the prerequisites for the course. Distinction in the previous course is not a requirement, as long as your knowledge and skills are up to scratch.
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    About the Certificate of Completion with Distinction

    See https://www.quantnet.com/posts/?post_id=73017
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    About the name on certificate

    Yes, of course. Your certificate will contain your real name
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    About Final Exam Time

    Your TA will contact you to work out a time.
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    Quizzes only giving me 6 minutes.

    Ha, didn't know that was still supported. I last used that on Windows 3.1
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    Homework Submission

    Correct. The quizzes on the quiz page are not graded either; they're a learning tool.
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    Quizzes only giving me 6 minutes.

    Can try clearing you browser cache and restarting.
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    How to Effectively Use the Course Forum

    How to Post Once you've determined that your question has not yet been asked or your topic not yet discussed, you should feel free to post your own question/topic. As there is a vast amount of existing discussion, it is important that we maintain a well-organized forum that is helpful to all...
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    How to Effectively Use the Course Forum

    How to Post Once you've determined that your question has not yet been asked or your topic not yet discussed, you should feel free to post your own question/topic. As there is a vast amount of existing discussion, it is important that we maintain a well-organized forum that is helpful to all...
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    How to Effectively Use the Course Forum

    How to Post Once you've determined that your question has not yet been asked or your topic not yet discussed, you should feel free to post your own question/topic. As there is a vast amount of existing discussion, it is important that we maintain a well-organized forum that is helpful to all...
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    How to Effectively Use the Course Forum

    How to Search Searching the forum is most useful if you have a specific question or error that needs a quick answer. A well-formed search can help you find out if your issue has already been addressed in no time. To search: Click the magnifying glass in the upper-right side of your Quantnet...
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    How to Effectively Use the Course Forum

    How to Search Searching the forum is most useful if you have a specific question or error that needs a quick answer. A well-formed search can help you find out if your issue has already been addressed in no time. To search: Click the magnifying glass in the upper-right side of your Quantnet...
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    How to Effectively Use the Course Forum

    How to Search Searching the forum is most useful if you have a specific question or error that needs a quick answer. A well-formed search can help you find out if your issue has already been addressed in no time. To search: Click the magnifying glass in the upper-right side of your Quantnet...
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    How to Effectively Use the Course Forum

    How to Browse Browsing the forum is the most straightforward way of viewing conversations, questions, and answers regarding the course material. There is a wealth of knowledge already discussed and many questions have already been answered (you just need to find them :)). While browsing can be...
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    How to Effectively Use the Course Forum

    How to Browse Browsing the forum is the most straightforward way of viewing conversations, questions, and answers regarding the course material. There is a wealth of knowledge already discussed and many questions have already been answered (you just need to find them :)). While browsing can be...
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    How to Effectively Use the Course Forum

    How to Browse Browsing the forum is the most straightforward way of viewing conversations, questions, and answers regarding the course material. There is a wealth of knowledge already discussed and many questions have already been answered (you just need to find them :)). While browsing can be...
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    How to Effectively Use the Course Forum

    One of the most powerful and valuable aspects of this C++ course is its public forum. Learning to use the forum effectively may be vital to your success in the course. In general, the following approach should be taken when you have a question or confusion regarding the course material...
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    How to Effectively Use the Course Forum

    One of the most powerful and valuable aspects of this C++ course is its public forum. Learning to use the forum effectively may be vital to your success in the course. In general, the following approach should be taken when you have a question or confusion regarding the course material...
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    How to Effectively Use the Course Forum

    One of the most powerful and valuable aspects of this Python course is its public forum. Learning to use the forum effectively may be vital to your success in the course. In general, the following approach should be taken when you have a question or confusion regarding the course material...
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    Can I Use Linux Environment instead of VS?

    VS is highly recommended for this course. It is an industry standard. You're allowed to use other compilers, but if you encounter compiler specific issues you may not be able to find help as easily. Level 9 in specific may have issues with other compilers. In terms of ease of use, there's...
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    Visual Studio Collapsed and continuously failed to repair and reinstall, what should i do

    Yea, let's hope that's not necessary...:eek: You can try to physically remove anything VS related from your file system, but this itself can be risky.
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    Visual Studio Collapsed and continuously failed to repair and reinstall, what should i do

    Do you run the install as administrator? Also, maybe this can help: Visual Studio Community 2015 update 2 error Pls help - Visual Studio Setup and Installation - www.gittprogram.com Worst case, you may need to install an earlier version of VS, or refresh your PC.
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    Baruch's pre MFE program for non-US resident?

    See this discussion: https://www.quantnet.com/threads/can-we-get-a-recommendation-letter-from-this-course.24242/#post-172444
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    HomeWork rating

    All submissions are graded within 24-48 hours of submission. Usually quicker, rarely slower. Grading is done every day of the week, though weekend grading may be on the higher end of the above timeframe. While there is no guarantee your submission will be graded quicker than the above, it...
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    About Certification

    The exam time will be arranged offline with your TA, once you've submitted all nine levels. We generally try to accommodate the individual availability of each student (I.e. Weekends if necessary).
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    About Certification

    Up to several hours.
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    MFE: To do or not to do?

    I'm not going to argue the merits of Python vs. C++ (though I do have strong opinions); I code in both on a daily basis and they both have their practical benefits and shortcomings. However, to imply that Quants don't use C++ nowadays is false. The quants I work with definitely code in C++ (and...
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    How to Put the Certificate on Resume?

    You can put it under Certificates. Note, it is Baruch Pre-MFE. Also, see https://www.quantnet.com/threads/question-about-proof-of-enrollment.23187/#post-166525
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    Can we get a recommendation letter from this course?

    That's correct. A bit more detail than the certificate.
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    Can we get a recommendation letter from this course?

    Baruch will provide a general letter of completion, upon request. In terms of a separate letter from your TA — that's discretionary and up to your TA to decide on a case by case basis, upon completion. It is likely only to be provided in exceptional cases. It is also worth noting that some MFE...
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    How to build Quantlib 1.1 on Visual Studio 2010

    What's this for? Quantlib is not part of the course
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    C++ Class

    It may come in handy but is definitely not required.
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    Important: Academic Integrity Policy

    It goes without saying that academic honesty is taken very seriously. Students are expected to submit all original code and documents. See Academic Honesty - Baruch College. This means that students may not collaborate or use others' (current or previous student's) code in any way, other than...
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    Important: Academic Integrity Policy

    It goes without saying that academic honesty is taken very seriously. Students are expected to submit all original code and documents. See Academic Honesty - Baruch College. This means that students may not collaborate or use others' (current or previous student's) code in any way, other than...
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    Important: Academic Integrity Policy

    It goes without saying that academic honesty is taken very seriously. Students are expected to submit all original code and documents. This means that students may not collaborate or use others' (current or previous student's) code in any way, other than what is on the public forum. Students may...
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    Debug and Build VS Run and Compile?

    Start with debugging allows you to use the VS debugger. Without does not. A solution can technically have multiple projects. Build solution builds them all.
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    Debug and Build VS Run and Compile?

    Build=Compile+Link Build all ensures everything gets rebuilt whereas build will only recompile files which have changed. Start with debugging allows you to use the VS debugger
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    Debug mode bugs.

    See https://www.quantnet.com/threads/a-question-about-vc-compiling-not-visual-studio.21998/#post-160643 and others. You can set a breakpoint in VS and then use the debug menu to step through by line. This happens at runtime, not at compile time.
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    How to create a project efficiently?

    1) Create a new project 2) Copy/paste the existing files into the new project's folder in windows explorer 3) Add existing files in solution explorer
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    A question about VC++ compiling not Visual Studio

    @JTRWilliam, Please see my previous response, above, for the solution:
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    A question about VC++ compiling not Visual Studio

    void main is incorrect: https://www.quantnet.com/threads/exercise-1.17500/#post-136644 . You should return 0; Regarding COFF: https://www.quantnet.com/threads/rebuild-failure.16392/#post-130513
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    A question about VC++ compiling not Visual Studio

    What does the compile error say? You are missing a return statement.
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    A question about VC++ compiling not Visual Studio

    That first popup is expected. You should click 'yes'. The second popup is telling you there was a compile error -- there is something incorrect with your code (you should click 'No' since there is no 'last one' yet). You should then check the build screen to see what the error is. You need to...
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    A question about VC++ compiling not Visual Studio

    There is no reason you should not be able to get this to work :cool: Can you post a screenshot of the issue you see as well as the exact steps you are taking to load/run the code?
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    A question about VC++ compiling not Visual Studio

    You cannot compile directly by opening .cpp files in vs. You must create projects and add the .cpp files into the project. You can then compile the project. Please see lecture 1 which details this process as well. If you are getting compile errors, then that means there is something incorrect...
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    A question about VC++ compiling not Visual Studio

    Are you creating/opening projects or attempting to compile code files on their own?
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    A question about VC++ compiling not Visual Studio

    I think this should be fine, but 6.0 is very outdated. What issue do you encounter with 2010?
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    Compile Errors != Linker Errors, BTW why do I get Linker errors?

    Out of curiosity, from where did you download this (outdated) ExcelHelloWorld program?
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    Sequence of Taking the Quiz and HW Submission

    Resubmissions, per the policy, are allowed until the next hw has been submitted. It is ok to take the quizzes regardless.
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    Is the Baruch's C++ course self-paced?

    Yes, the course is fully self-paced within the 16-week allotted to earn the certificate. Length of study depends on how much time commitment you are able to put it. Some students (who were able to commit a large amount of their day to day) have completed the course is less than 20 days while...
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    C++ Online Programming Cert Testimonials

    VS is highly recommended. The best approach on mac would be to use a vm such as parallels. That being said, many students have used xcode and the like.
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    Transition from C++ to C#

    There is definitely some major differences between C# and C++ but there is no reason you should not be able to learn it pretty easily once you have a grounding in C++. I am a fan of Sams publishing (Teach Yourself C# in _ Days)
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    Compile Errors != Linker Errors, BTW why do I get Linker errors?

    Does your Shape destructor have a body defined?
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    Testing your installation of Excel for C++ course

    Are you sure it's not there but as a hidden file? Were you able to confirm manually? Keep in mind that that are likely in a different path on your machine than the one mentioned in the code. It is version specific
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    Final Exam Info

    Once you submit your level 9 and complete quiz 10 your TA (myself) will contact you with details of the final exam; you can then arrange a mutually good date/time for the exam which may be shortly after your expiration date if necessary
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    Doing course with limited Net connectivity

    Interaction on the forum is considered for bonus credit but is not essential for a good grade. More importantly, the forum is there for TAs to assist you in your learning experience. If you are confident enough that you can learn without that day to day assistance then it is not essential...
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    TA's Commitment

    We TAs frequent the forums throughout the day to respond to any questions students may have on the material or the exercises. We also provide detailed feedback on each exercise for each hw submission.
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    Compile Errors != Linker Errors, BTW why do I get Linker errors?

    Have you added it to the project? Simply having it open will not suffice. 1) Create an empty project 2) Add an existing or empty code file 3) Ensure that you have a main () 4) Compile
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    Compile Errors != Linker Errors, BTW why do I get Linker errors?

    Sounds great to me. Would probably make sense between levels 3&4 as a supplement
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    Request for info form TA

    You can always private message your TA and he will respond relatively quickly. However, course policy encourages all material related questions to be posted on the forums.
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    Request for info form TA

    Submissions are graded within 24-48hours. Often much quicker. Seldom a bit longer. Students post material questions on the forum where myself, assistant TAs, and other students frequent throughout every day. Therefore, you can generally expect rapid responses to your queries. Additionally...
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    How much of math ?

    The first 8 levels do not require any math beyond basic arithmetic/algebra. Level 9 is the application to fe. While it does utilize advanced math, it is structured so that one can successfully complete the exercises without fully understanding the math. This is because the primary focus is on...
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    C++ Length Questions

    There are no specific time limits per level, only for the course itself.
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    C++ Certificate Question

    Pre-register just puts you into the list of prospective students. If you would like to actually enroll, see this: https://www.quantnet.com/threads/c-enrollment.13366/
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    Good Python Book

    I like Core Python Programming by Wesley Chun.
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    High IQ problem

    Also known as the Dunning-Kruger effect
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    C++ certificate

    See
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    Trading as a corporation

    In what way do you expect to save on taxes, using an LLC?
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    Trading as a corporation

    I do not see any material benefit to doing that...What's your motivation?
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    Is this program hold by Baruch

    The course is part of the Baruch pre-MFE program and the certificate is issued by Baruch College.
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    Can I use Mac OS System to learn this course?

    I concur with Andy and Dr. Duffy above. If you need to use Mac (which students have successfully used through level 8), students have used xcode. However, this is not recommended.
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    confused about birthday problem question for 2 days. Help!

    Think about it like this: A is the boss, C is your colleague, and 'you' are B. Mar 4, Mar 5, Mar 8 Jun 4, Jun 7 Sep 1, Sep 5 Dec 1, Dec 2, Dec 8 B said “I don’t know A’s birthday; C doesn’t know it either.” How can B know that C does not know it? In order for C to know it offhand, the day...
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    Can I use Mac OS System to learn this course?

    Many students have successfully used Mac for this course, until Level 9. I believe students have used xcode.
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    Is there a spot in the c++ course when can I start if I purchase it right now?

    The course can be completed at each student's own pace. There is no requirement of finishing any chapter/level in a specific time period; however, there is a recommended pace (https://www.quantnet.com/posts/?post_id=90019) that students should adhere to in order to be able to complete the...
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    Software needed

    Not that I know of...Why not jut download it?
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    C++ Possible combinations help

    https://www.quantnet.com/threads/question-about-rebuild-solution-in-lecture-1-1.11314/#post-98819
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    Quizzes and final grade

    Hello world contains no logic, only IO. As soon as you introduce logic into your code, it can very easily fool you into thinking it is correct. Maybe your logic doesn't cover every path. Maybe it produces the correct output for the obvious case but not for a less obvious case
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    Posting code in Latex

    Dont use Latex for code. Use blocks (or the icon in the text box)
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    Best Programming first language

    While I am sure that is a useful book, I highly doubt it would be of any use to the OP right now, who is looking to begin to learn programming
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    Best Programming first language

    It's really a matter of opinion, but I like C++ How To Program By Deitel and also like the Sams publishing ('learn ... in 24 hours) books for quick learning. Obviously, tons of practice and attempting to code real, relevant projects is much more valuable than any book.
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    Best Programming first language

    C/C++. It is much more difficult for a new programmer to move from Python (or even Java) to C/C++ than vice versa. Becoming knowledgeable and proficient in C/C++ will give you the tools you need to pick up other languages such as Python very easily and quickly. This is besides for the fact...
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    Question about C++ Course

    The course is fine for anybody new to the world of programming, so long as they are willing to put in the necessary time and effort.
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    Probability of Passing via guessing

    You can approximate it using the CLT, probably in under a minute
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    Yahoo Fantasy Baseball program

    Should be possible
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    resubmitting assignments.

    Depending on the specific situation your TA will determine. Be sure to ask in the HW thread
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    Ron Paul's "Audit the Fed" Bill passes the House

    I believe what you are saying is that congress only has the unlimited ability to borrow because of the existing mentality in the Fed of 'we can always print our way out of debt'; take that away and suddenly borrowing is not so innocuous anymore. While the Fed may have caused the borrowing...
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    Ron Paul's "Audit the Fed" Bill passes the House

    That is true, but preventing the Fed from printing more money will not limit spending. Most of the spending is on 'borrowed' money (hence, the national debt) and not printed money. The problem is twofold: The Fed, and Congress's unlimited power to spend. Which is why we need a balanced...
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    Best Laptop for MFE Students

    I never actually did it but I believe they just reimburse you and you send it back to them...
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    Best Laptop for MFE Students

    Don't forget that many major credit cards will extend your warranty by a year.
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    LinkedIn was breached. Change your password immediately

    I wonder if the hashes were really cracked. Check out this site: http://leakedin.org/ It supposedly lets you enter your password, converts it into the hash using the same scheme as LinkedIn, and checks if it is in the database of hacked passwords. My question is if this is a legitimate site, or...
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    Taking Dell to court

    As VBA speed is heavily dependent on many other variables, it is really not the best thing to compare system speeds with. Even if you used something such as C where you can control many of those variables, there are still others which cannot be controlled for. The OS itself, and how it manages...
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