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Clojure for Finance by Timothy Washington

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Summary

In this chapter, we were introduced to the notions of computation and finance. This gave us the background required to understand Clojure's utility to solve real-world problems in many domains and finance in particular. It also gave us an orientation to help us understand Clojure's approach to computation. Clojure fits under the banner of functional programming, a different approach from imperative or object-oriented programming. We took a first look at its core Functions that act on primitives (numbers, characters, strings, symbols, and keywords) and Collections (lists, vectors, sets, and maps). Many other core functions and their categories (sequences, functions, and others) will be addressed further on in this book. Finally, we installed ...

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