Downloading, cleaning and analyzing financial data R
R is a statistical programming language that allows the user to analyze data in an efficient and fast way. I am proposing this language for the statistical analysis of prices and returns of different companies. In the end, we will learn how to calculate regressions with data obtained from Yahoo Finance.
This course requires a laptop with R and Rstudio installed; both are open source programs. We are happy to help with the installation upon request.
In my studies at USI I have learnt a great deal about R and I have obtained great results in real-world applications. I have been using R for my personal projects and I an offering this module because I enjoy passing on my knowledge. I do quite often private tutoring with R and I have been assistant to Peter Gruber for Informatica II here at USI.
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