Is Quantlib a good project to work on for beginners to quant finance?

Mic

New Member
I have some experience using C++ and am interested in quantitative finance. I heard contributing to Quantlib could look very good on my resume. I have downloaded it. However, I now don't even know where to start. I have almost no knowledge of quantitative finance. The online documentation for it is also confusing

Anyone know of any books, tutorials, whatever can explain how this works without assuming the user has strong C++ or quantitative finance knowledge? Or am I better off learning something else with my spare time?
 

mhy

Active Member
Before you can translate quantitative finance concepts to code, you should get familiar with the basics of financial math and derivative pricing. You should have a basic knowledge of calculus and linear algebra before reading these.

Here are some books to get you started.

http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Mathematics-Financial-Derivatives-Academic/dp/0125153929/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454298773&sr=8-2&keywords=neftci

http://www.amazon.com/Options-Futures-Other-Derivatives-9th/dp/0133456315/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454298800&sr=8-1&keywords=hull+options
 
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