I have a question for you guys. I am getting ready to take a programming class and I wanted to choose the right one at my local community college and I needed help selecting the right programming language to learn.
Here is what I want to eventually write a program to do:
At work I am able to do a flat file csv dump for sales over the past year. It can be up to 30 or so fields wide by 250,000+ fields long. Currently I use Excel to do very small chucks for analyzing the data. I want to be able to write a program where I can import this data and then do all kinds of calculations to arrive at new multipliers for sell groups to maximize gross profit. I know what formulas I want to use, it just takes a long time in Excel and I can not do an entire year because there so much data.
Would C++ be the best language to learn to do this or is there a better one?