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Learning to code for trading

I went through the forum but couldn't really find an answer I was looking for.
I've decided to learn to code and based on my research the language I want to learn is Python.

The question is for anyone who has experience in coding, especially trading related, can you recommend a path to take to become good at Python? I have very basic understanding of coding in general, however I've working in IT for many years and a tech guy.

I am currently taking a very basic online introduction to Python on Udemy. From what I've read online in order to become an expert in Python (or any other language I assume) I need to choose a specific path or an area of interest, in this case it would probably be science/machine learning/etc.

Can you recommend some kind of courses (online/offline), books, etc. to give me good knowledge and understanding of Python that can eventually help me out in building strategies and all that good stuff related to trading?
I currently use InvestorRT and their RTL language, but that is very basic even though not too bad. I do have Ninja as well but only for execution and BookMap.


Thank you!

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My first answer would be Udemy

Then there are a few webinars on futures.io like :
https://futures.io/matlab-r-project-python/41680-webinar-prototyping-trading-strategies-python-w-ran-aroussi.html

A series of courses that i personally like a lot is on youtube :



An there are more on youtube that you will find

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Iím currently starting to read ďPython for financeĒ. I just started so canít say how good it is but Iím hoping! That said, Iím an advanced coder but a beginner trader and just getting started. In regards to becoming an expert coder, if I can offer any advice itíd be that besides reading and webinars come up with some fun ideas for projects that excite you and just go for it.

Google and Stack Overflow are your friend. Iíve learned much more by trying and struggling through rather than by just reading. That said, reading is also valuable!

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I started a course on Udemy, called Python Bible. Very basic but that's what I need right now. They also have lots about finance so might look into that later.

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