Today we share another Coursera free course this time focusing on programming with MATLAB. For those unfamiliar, MATLAB is a high-performance language for technical computing. It integrates computation, visualization, and programming in an easy-to-use environment (high level) where problems and solutions are expressed in familiar mathematical notation. Typical uses include math and computation, modelling, scientific and engineering, data analysis, exploration, and visualisation, with a wide and growing usage in finance and risk management.
This free course is specially interesting to quantitative analysts, credit risk or market risk professionals, or simply anyone interested in starting their way, or wanting to have a overview into MATLAB.
About this course
This course teaches computer programming to those with little to no previous experience. It uses the programming system and language called MATLAB to do so because it is easy to learn, versatile and very useful for engineers and other professionals. MATLAB is a special-purpose language that is an excellent choice for writing moderate-size programs that solve problems involving the manipulation of numbers. The design of the language makes it possible to write a powerful program in a few lines. The problems may be relatively complex, while the MATLAB programs that solve them are relatively simple: relative, that is, to the equivalent program written in a general-purpose language, such as C++ or Java. As a result, MATLAB is being used in a wide variety of domains from the natural sciences, through all disciplines of engineering, to finance, and beyond, and it is heavily used in industry. Hence, a solid background in MATLAB is an indispensable skill in today’s job market.
- Who is this class for: This is an introductory college-level course in computer science for engineering and science students. However, it is also suitable for high school students who are interested in programming. The material assumes no background in mathematics beyond the standard high school curriculum. Students taking the course will get a MATLAB Online license free of charge for a three-month period.
- Course created by: Vanderbilt University
- Taught by: Akos Ledeczi, Professor of Computer Engineering / Senior Research Scientist, Mike Fitzpatrick, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neurosurgery, and Radiology
- Level: Beginner
- Language: English
Introduction to Computational Finance with MATLAB – A Risk Management Example