R for finance

R is a statistical programming language that allows the user to analyze data in an efficient and fast way. This module uses R for the statistical analysis of prices and returns of different stocks. 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 beforehand upon request.

Andreas Passano & Gaia Zanellini

During our studies at USI we were able to develop very broad knowledge in R obtaining excellent results in practice and applications. We use R for many personal projects and his knowledge enriches the curriculum a lot. We want to teach this module as we like the teaching environment.