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F# for Quantitative Finance by Johan Astborg

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Getting started with Visual Studio

We will start by introducing Visual Studio as the main tool of choice for this book. Although it's possible to use the standalone F# compiler and your favorite editor, you will most likely be more productive using Visual Studio 2012, as we will do throughout this book.

F# has been a part of Visual Studio since 2010. We will use the latest version of Visual Studio and F# throughout this book. This will enable us to use the latest functionality and enhancements available in Visual Studio 2012 and F# 3.0.

F# is open source, which means you can use it on any supported platform; it's not bound to Microsoft or Visual Studio. There is good support in other IDEs, such as MonoDevelop, which will run on Linux and Mac OS ...

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