The University of Washington is holding a web-based course which will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about financial modeling with R:

Financial Data Modeling and Analysis in R (AMATH 542) is a comprehensive introduction to the R statistical programming language for computational finance offered by the University of Washington Computational Finance program and taught by Affiliate Instructor Guy Yollin. The focus of the course is on the development of R scripts and the use of R packages for applications in quantitative finance. Topics include factor models, time series analysis, risk analysis, and portfolio analytics. The primary course text is Statistics and Data Analysis for Financial Engineering (Ruppert, 2010). No previous experience with R is assumed but a working knowledge of computer programming, basic statistics, and finance is required.

This on-line course starts January 3, 2012, and you may enroll in this course on a single course enrollment (SCE) basis.

You can find more information about this course at the link below.

University of Washington: Financial Data Analysis and Modeling with R (AMATH 542)

How much is it on a single course basis?

Posted by: Aaron | November 28, 2011 at 09:59

$3,300 for a single course. Really? When you could buy a couple of books on R and financial analysis for less than $60? And when Stanford are offering *free* courses on statistics, computer science and machine learning?

The only thing more ridiculous than the price is that Revolutions are giving publicity to this.

Posted by: Ben Martin | November 28, 2011 at 21:06

The course is expensive but Finance courses are generally very expensive compared to normal courses. Still It amuses me that I will be teaching a beginners course in R in January for $350 for ten hours of classwork and ten hours of homework using e-learning at http://www.decisionstats.com/teaching-r-for-analytics/

Maybe , but I feel that charging 3300 should be mentioned explicitly- it is not mentioned at all, and once I saw the price, I didnt bother going there. I guess it is back to Stanford online and MIT online for people in Asia like me.

As the R space expands, I think we will see more of such activities and that's capitalism for you. Occupy University Street!

Posted by: Ajay | November 29, 2011 at 06:28

I had no idea how to approach this before-now I'm lcoekd and loaded.

Posted by: Jorja | February 03, 2012 at 00:45