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frameworks/libraries for financial app

Are there any decent free/open source packages that are useful for implementing financial-type apps? Some of the things I'm looking for:

- Commonly used entities/objects: securities, portfolios, accounts, money, etc.
- Trading indicators (RSI, MA, simple breakouts, etc)
- Charts and graphs

I've thought about implementing #'s 1 and 2 myself, but if there was an easy to use library for this stuff it might make more sense to reuse it.

My language and platform constraints are not that important, although I would prefer cross-platform/portable languages like Java.  It should be useable either in a server environment or on the desktop.  If it's .Net based I'm keen on learning to use it with Mono..
NPR
Friday, August 25, 2006
 
 
Google for "quantlib", "ta-lib".
Ori Berger
Saturday, August 26, 2006
 
 
In the Java world theres JFreeChart for doing charts and graphs. You will probably want a reports engine too? Theres JasperReports you can use for that.

Cant think of any financial domain libraries off the top of my head, but I can recomend to you Martin Fowler's classic "Analysis Patterns" book for techniques for modelling accounting, finance, and trading concepts.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0201895420/104-4107323-8451952?v=glance&n=283155
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