#GAIN Index, in python
I am porting the Gain Index, curerntly in VBA, into Python using pandas package.
Work in progress, but feel free to pitch in.
- We started in VBA because of the in-experience of some of us that allowed us to move fast.
- Also because it seems the de-facto standard for reserach in economics
##Why move away from VBA
- Many reasons, but mostly for getting rid of its many quirks and performance issues.
- Also testing new approaches to allow better work with the Index in the future.
- Plain text coding in separate makes easier to develop and collaborate
- Great potantieal for test, visualizations, and mining of the results.