[python-uk] London Python Roles

Michael Grazebrook michael at grazebrook.com
Wed Dec 15 13:45:40 CET 2010

I work in the financial sector. Python is definately increasing.

Some systems are being written in Python, but that's not its main use. 
Certainly not for calculations and financial models, where they normally 
have to be very fast.

It's popular as a repacement for Perl, for example in batch automation. 
I've also used it for reporting: its excellent ability to interface to 
libraries means you can drive Excel (or most things .Net) from Python. I 
even used it to link to Bloomberg once, creating a framework to get the 
data to test some finanical models.

Report Lab does a fair bit of work in the financial sector in a rather 
different field.

Little in the web field in Finance: maybe that's just my persoanl 

On 15/12/2010 11:57, Matt Hamilton wrote:
> We've also seen it (as a python web dev company) increase quite a bit in the web field. Another big area I keep seeing python jobs advertised are in the financial services industry. Just as engineers used fortran and business people used cobol, I think financial services are using python for a good language to write calculations/simulations of financial models.

More information about the python-uk mailing list