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Clojure for Finance by Timothy Washington

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Chapter 1. Orientation – Addressing the Questions Clojure Answers

Hello. In this book, I'll try to demonstrate Clojure's utility in processing and analyzing financial data. Whether it is core banking, risk assessment, compliance, and so on, this book's audience mostly comprises finance professionals who use Clojure to improve their Excel spreadsheets or existing toolsets. As such, this will be a beginners programming book, but it won't be light on substance. I want to assert a broader philosophical point: better tools make your professional life easier. By better, I mean tools that offers greater expressive power, which is a measure of a tool's capacity to let you do and see more with the same or less amount of effort as compared to other tools. ...

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