Re: [Quantlib-users] RQuantLib -- Interfacing QuantLib from R

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Re: [Quantlib-users] RQuantLib -- Interfacing QuantLib from R

Dirk Eddelbuettel
Hi Krishna

> I was happy to see the rquantlib interface, and would like
> to know how i could help in this?. is there a list of todo's?

Thanks for you offer to help. There is no list of TODOs as of yet. There is
a need a simply thinking through some of the issue of how QL represents
"things" and how R does it.

Concretely, I was looking e.g. at the Swap example in QL and trying to see
how to make at least a simple version available for R. You quickly run into
all the calendar and convention issues, and the myriad ways of setting up a

Another issue is how to represent "cacheable" things in R [e.g. have an
option recalculated if only the vol value changes]. Not sure if that is

Also, it would be straightforward to take my existing code for European,
American and Binary Option and extend it to cover a few other exotics. Or
the ones with concrete dividend vectors.

I hope you don't mind if I CC this to the quantlib-dev list as the good
folks there might have comments too.

Cheers, Dirk

PS How's life at the OGI program?

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