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Using the Playlist

by Shaun Friedman | June 2014 | Cookbooks

In this article by Shaun Freidman, author of the book FL Studio Cookbook, you can learn to arrange the many pieces and parts of your production by pasting patterns in FL Studio. You may also paint automation curves and record external audio in the playlist. The playlist is where you can specify which patterns are played (or not played) at which point in time. You can actually make a full-length song with one pattern by using the Piano roll and by continually adding more beats and bars with data. Thus, beats per bars is the area where you can distinguish between an intro, verse, chorus, bridge, outro, or any type of section of your song. It is all up to the individual artist using FL Studio to decide their particular musical arrangement. This is shown in the first recipe Using patterns to build a song.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Using patterns to build a song
  • Comparing patterns and audio
  • Using markers and snap
  • Viewing the playlist
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Working with Pentaho Mobile BI

by Sergio Ramazzina | June 2014 | Cookbooks Open Source

In this article by Sergio Ramazzina, the author of Pentaho Business Analytics Cookbook, we will learn about accessing BA server from a mobile device, accessing files and folders, adding files to favorites, and changing the default startup screen.

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Kendo UI DataViz – Advance Charting

by Sagar Ganatra | June 2014 | Cookbooks Open Source Web Development

In this article by Sagar Ganatra, author of Kendo UI Cookbook, we will learn about different charting widgets provided by the Kendo UI that can be used to visualize data. These include the Stock Chart widget that shows you the stock price history of a particular stock, the Gauge widget that creates a dashboard that contains gauge charts, and Barcode and QRCode widgets that allow you to create codes that can be used to identify products.

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What is Quantitative Finance?

by Alonso Peña, Ph.D. | June 2014 | Open Source

In this article by Alonso Peña, Ph.D., author of Advanced Quantitative Finance with C++, we will give a brief introduction to Quantitative Finance, delimit the subject to option pricing with C++, and describe the structure of the article.

Quantitative Finance studies the application of quantitative techniques to the solution of problems in finance. It spans diverse areas such as the management of investment funds and insurance companies, the control of financial risks for manufacturing companies and banking industry, and the behavior of the financial markets. Quantitative Finance is eminently interdisciplinary building upon key expertise from the disciplines of finance, mathematics, and informatics.

In this article, we will focus on one aspect of Quantitative Finance—the pricing of financial derivatives using the programming language C++. In the following sections, we will describe the main features of the three key disciplines that constitute Quantitative Finance:

  • Finance

  • Mathematics

  • Informatics

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Discovering Python's parallel programming tools

by Jan Palach | June 2014 | Open Source

In this article by Jan Palach, author of Parallel Programming with Python, we will expose some Python libraries to implement parallel solutions.

The Python language, created by Guido Van Rossum, is a multi-paradigm, multi-purpose language. It has been widely accepted worldwide due to its powerful simplicity and easy maintenance. It is also known as the language that has batteries included. There is a wide range of modules to make its use smoother. Within parallel programming, Python has built-in and external modules that simplify implementation. This work is based on Python 3.x.

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