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it works fine - but the layout of those MS powerpoint slides is really disturbing my eyes.
Why don't you use latex instead?
 
Which part(s)? Background colour etc.

Latex is for maths?

BTW PowerPoint is used everyhere.

The background colour as well as font colour. I would use a white background with blue or black font colour. It is much easier to learn follow a presentation with such a simplistic design.
Latex slides can be used for everything and I think that the layout is much better (plus creating the presentation is done quicker).
 

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
The background colour as well as font colour. I would use a white background with blue or black font colour. It is much easier to learn follow a presentation with such a simplistic design.
Latex slides can be used for everything and I think that the layout is much better (plus creating the presentation is done quicker).
Thanks, we will look into it. It's not much effort to change colour and font.
 
Hello!
This is my first post here, I felt that I just had to register when I saw this thread!

My background is that I have master's degree in mathematics with finance as my specialization. I have some courses in programming like JAVA, Matlab and a High performance programming course (Fortran and C). But my impression while looking for various quant jobs is that almost all require exceptional skills in C++. So I've decided I need to do something about that!

In order to become more attractive on the job market. Do you think this course is something for me, or is it too basic? I have previous knowledge in C++ but I haven't taken any courses.

Best regards,
DT
 

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
Hello!
This is my first post here, I felt that I just had to register when I saw this thread!

My background is that I have master's degree in mathematics with finance as my specialization. I have some courses in programming like JAVA, Matlab and a High performance programming course (Fortran and C). But my impression while looking for various quant jobs is that almost all require exceptional skills in C++. So I've decided I need to do something about that!

In order to become more attractive on the job market. Do you think this course is something for me, or is it too basic? I have previous knowledge in C++ but I haven't taken any courses.

Best regards,
DT
Hi DT,
The point about this course is that it leaves (almost) no stone unturned and we do STL, Boost and quant applications in C++ as well. (As the course progresses we do more and bigger examples directly related to QF). I am not aware of any other course doing this.

It is hard to say if it is too easy for you; from my experience with MSc students and the fact that C++ is big, my guess is you would benefit, not just the language but also in applying it.

What does 'previous knowledge' mean?
 
Hi DT,
The point about this course is that it leaves (almost) no stone unturned and we do STL, Boost and quant applications in C++ as well. (As the course progresses we do more and bigger examples directly related to QF). I am not aware of any other course doing this.

It is hard to say if it is too easy for you; from my experience with MSc students and the fact that C++ is big, my guess is you would benefit, not just the language but also in applying it.

What does 'previous knowledge' mean?

Hi!

I'm sorry for being unclear. With previous knowledge I mean the basics like pointers, dynamic memory, data structures, classes and namespaces. But it was some 4 years ago so it's kind of fading away.

From the description, the course sounds extremely appealing and especially the QF applications. My main question is probably not if it will be too easy for me but rather if employer will regard it as a merit. I personally am quite confident that I will be able to snap up the required skills fairly quickly but that's not easy for an employer to know.

/DT
 

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
Hi!

I'm sorry for being unclear. With previous knowledge I mean the basics like pointers, dynamic memory, data structures, classes and namespaces. But it was some 4 years ago so it's kind of fading away.

From the description, the course sounds extremely appealing and especially the QF applications. My main question is probably not if it will be too easy for me but rather if employer will regard it as a merit. I personally am quite confident that I will be able to snap up the required skills fairly quickly but that's not easy for an employer to know.

/DT
Just give me the employer number so I can ring him/her:)

Seriously, QN/Baruch/DD are on this so the full support will be fine. I am sure Andy can give more details.

With previous knowledge I mean the basics like pointers, dynamic memory, data structures, classes and namespaces.

We do much more.
 

didje

French Student
Just give me the employer number so I can ring him/her:)

Seriously, QN/Baruch/DD are on this so the full support will be fine. I am sure Andy can give more details.

With previous knowledge I mean the basics like pointers, dynamic memory, data structures, classes and namespaces.

We do much more.

Can you give us an exemple of the projects applicants will have to do during this course ?
 
An Introduction to STL

  • The 6 STL components
  • Sequential data containers
  • Iterators
  • Algorithms
  • Function objects
  • Using STL in your applications
An Introduction to Boost C++ Libraries

  • What is Boost? Overview
  • Matrix and Vectors: uBLAS library
  • Continuous and Discrete Statistical Distributions
  • Random number generation
  • Special function in Math Toolkit
  • Solution of nonlinear equations
Applications to Financial Engineering and Test Cases

  • Black Scholes equation: analytic solution
  • A simple binomial method in C++
  • A one-factor Monte Carlo simulator
  • Using C++ numerical analysis libraries
  • Software design essentials

This interests me :)
 

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
Can you give us an exemple of the projects applicants will have to do during this course ?

Hi didje
The post from hariadja kind of answers your questions on the kinds of application, I hope. Of course there will be an an offiicial announcement.
 
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