# Introduction to R for Quantitative Finance Introduction to R for Quantitative Finance (Book Review)

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Last November 2013, PACKT Publishing launched the Introduction to R for Quantitative Finance. The book around which is around 164 pages (including cover page and back pages) discuss the implementation different quantitative methods used in finance using R language . The book consists of nine (9) chapters cover topics from time series analysis to finance networks.**Data Analysis and Visualization in R**, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here)Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

For individuals with little background in quantitative methods in finance, the theoretical and application discussion in the start of each chapter provided a good overview and basics of the method being discussed. Also, the problem-solution approached used by the authors added practicality on the used of the book for quantitative analysis. However, for individuals (i.e. finance people) with little R background, the book somehow lacks the basic introduction to the R language and environment commonly found in most R books and tutorials. I think for finance individuals who are R beginners, it will be handy to use this book along with R introductory books/websites (e.g. Instant R, Quick R)

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