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by glam_100
19 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can't add a new country to QuoteManager holiday list?
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: Can't add a new country to QuoteManager holiday list?

I would like to add Taiwan to the list at the moment. However the thing is that I don't know what other countries/exchanges I may need in the future and asking MC every time to add a new country and hope it would appear in the next build seems counter productive. Is it possible to allow the user to ...
by glam_100
16 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can't add a new country to QuoteManager holiday list?
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Can't add a new country to QuoteManager holiday list?

Hi,

I can't find anyway to add a new country/group to the holiday list in QuoteManager. The default country/group list is in no way comprehensive and lots of countries and exchanges are missing. Is it possible to add new country/group to the holiday list? Thanks!
by glam_100
25 Mar 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 3596

Re: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]

Andrew, how much would it cost if I would like to pay for this feature as custom development?

Thanks!
by glam_100
11 Feb 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 3596

Re: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]

Hi Andrew, Is there any update with the problem described in this thread? As a reminder, the problem in this thread can be summarized as one line below: In realtime, calculations from a bar of data2 (data3...etc) should only used when the bar of data2 is closed. The above suggested work around to ch...
by glam_100
24 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 3596

Re: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]

[: if barstatus(2) = 2 then begin if time = 1001 and close data2 > close[1] data2 then buy this bar close; end; I believe the code should be the following: var: data2price(0); data2price = close data2; if barstatus(2) <> 2 then data2price = close[1] data2; if time = 1001 and data2price > data2price...
by glam_100
23 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 3596

Re: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]

Data1: ES 1 min Data2: S&P 15 min Code: sumHighData2 = sumHighData2 + high data2; >>What do you want to do with this code? The code is to demonstrate that checking barstatus on data2 does not work as a workaround. New code that may makes more sense: Data1: ES 1min Data2: S&P 15 min Code #1:...
by glam_100
22 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 3596

Re: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]

Checking BARSTATUS is a standard practice for sync critical analysis in multi-data studies. Hi TJ thanks for the reply. The "sync problem" in Problem #2 above is *created* by MC and shouldn't have happened in the first place. For example we don't have this problem when RHM is turned on (d...
by glam_100
22 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 3596

Re: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]

Problem #1 (RHM on): In realtime Line2 simply won't run. This is because with RHM turned on (by default) MC would simply stops calculating at the earliest session-end of all data series referenced (in this case data2 stops at 1500). In backtest we don't see this problem because we have tomorrow's d...
by glam_100
22 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 3596

Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]

The following behavior has been confirmed by MC (ie. not imagined by me) but they don't view it as a bug. Thus it would only be fixed if enough people would vote for it. I believe realtime vs backtest mismatch is a serious issue (whether we call it a bug or expected behavior). Please vote for it her...
by glam_100
21 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC stop order backtest vs realtime logic [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 2096

Re: MC stop order backtest vs realtime logic [SOLVED]

I read the optimize order flow section and it does take care of following issue. So, thanks to the MC team. buy ("Entry 1") next bar high stop; buy ("Entry 2") next bar high + 1 stop; buy ("Entry 3") next bar high + 2 stop; Let's leave "Allow multiple entry" ...
by glam_100
14 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC stop order backtest vs realtime logic [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 2096

Re: MC stop order backtest vs realtime logic [SOLVED]

Realtime order management logic is something truly fundamental and needed to be fixed. MC has now surpasses TS in features and function. However fundamental problems like this (I can find 2 fundamental problems including this one) has been stopping users to use it for actual trading. Could anyone fr...
by glam_100
14 Oct 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC stop order backtest vs realtime logic [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 2096

MC stop order backtest vs realtime logic [SOLVED]

For this piece of code: buy ("Entry 1") next bar high stop; buy ("Entry 2") next bar high + 1 stop; buy ("Entry 3") next bar high + 2 stop; Let's leave "Allow multiple entry" option unchecked in strategy property. In backtesting: The strategy would have simula...
by glam_100
02 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 3596

Re: [Bug] Strategy won't calculate until open of next Data2 [SOLVED]

The correct implementation should be this: For indicators/studies: - The calculation should continue as long as there is a new bar created on the series that indicator/studies is based on. For strategies/signals: - The calculation should continue as long as there is a new bar created on Data1. This ...
by glam_100
02 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 3596

Re: [Bug] Strategy won't calculate until open of next Data2 [SOLVED]

Hi evdl, Thanks for the reply. Un-checking that option doesn't solve the fact that during real-time trading the signal will stop calculating until the next bar of Data2 appears, which is tomorrow. The correct implementation should be as long as Data1 (or the longest data series in the chart) has new...
by glam_100
02 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Realtime vs backtest mismatch problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 3596

Strategy won't calculate until open of next Data2 bar [SOLVED]

I've reported this problem 3 years ago and worked around it at the time. This is a very fundamental yet commonly encountered problem I cannot understand why after all these years it is still here. What it is: - The calculation of studies in MC happens at the open of "next bar" which is wha...
by glam_100
27 Mar 2013
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: When will we see better documentation for MC.net?
Replies: 12
Views: 2872

Re: When will we see better documentation for MC.net?

I think a documentation that helps EasyLanguage user to migrate from EL to the new programming model/platform will be of great help. For example, the whole EL programming model revolves around bars on a chart and every indicators/signal operates on a bar by bar basis. How MC.Net would change that mo...
by glam_100
20 Mar 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Metastock Xenith datafeed
Replies: 3
Views: 2188

Metastock Xenith datafeed

Is there any plan to support Metastock Xenith data feed? How much does it cost if I want to ask MC to develop a custom datafeed to suport Metastock Xenith? Anyone interested in chipping in for the development cost? Worldwide data available for a low cost: http://www.metastock.com/products/realtime/x...
by glam_100
19 Mar 2013
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: Multicharts side by side with Multicharts.NET [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Multicharts side by side with Multicharts.NET [SOLVED]

Can I install/run Multicharts.NET side by side with Multicharts? Are there absolutely no conflict? I'm still using Multicharts 7.4 and happy with it and don't want to risk ruining my current setup by installing Multicharts.NET (just for experimenting). If there is a risk I would install it in a VM. ...
by glam_100
13 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to get symbol name of realtime data in merged chart?
Replies: 1
Views: 311

How to get symbol name of realtime data in merged chart?

Hi, In merged charts only the symbol name of the historical data is shown. I'm trying to create an indicator to show the name of the realtime data because I have no way to tell if the realtime data is setup by looking at the chart alone. I found that "getSymbolName" would only return the s...
by glam_100
08 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Patssystem change password?
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Patssystem change password?

should I make a feature request in the pm page? it is a necessary function for Pats account. I have called my broker and they say for Pats api accounts the software package has to initiate the password change. They wont change the password for me for security reason. There is no other way to change ...
by glam_100
08 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Patssystem change password?
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Patssystem change password?

I'm sorry I wasn't being clear. What I was actually asking is how do I initiate a patsystem password change with MC? There is no client application involved in PATS API accounts and the only way to initiate a password change is to thru the PATS API. MC doesn't seem to have implemented the password c...
by glam_100
08 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Patssystem change password?
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Patssystem change password?

Hi, my broker forces me to change my password every 3 months. Is there a way to change Patssystem password with MC?

Thanks!
by glam_100
23 Nov 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data loading speed improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Data loading speed improvement

Thanks Dave. I look forward to a faster MC. It's good for everyone.
by glam_100
18 Nov 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data loading speed improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Data loading speed improvement

Here's a video of my 23 second time. It's exactly 23 second I've run it several times. My configuration is Win XP Core Quad Q6600 overclocked to 3.7Ghz 2GB Ram SATA2 HDD x2 Raid0 TS version is 8.8 (Build 6124). The data file is the same file I sent you. It could be possible that TS 9.0 (the one you ...
by glam_100
16 Nov 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data loading speed improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Data loading speed improvement

Last file.
by glam_100
16 Nov 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data loading speed improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Data loading speed improvement

Here's the files.
by glam_100
16 Nov 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data loading speed improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Data loading speed improvement

Hi Dave,

Here's the result for loading ASCII data (ES 1min 1997-2001)

1 min resolution:

TS - 23 seconds
MC - 3 min 6 seconds

That's 8 times slower for ASCII data. No TS data network of internet.

Attached is the file I used for testing.
by glam_100
14 Nov 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data loading speed improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Data loading speed improvement

Hi, I've been an owner of multichart for a long time (5 years) and I'm still mostly using TS for my work because TS loads data a lot faster than MC. When loading from local cache data changing a chart symbol in TS rarely takes more than 5 seconds for 10 years of intraday data while MC would take 40 ...
by glam_100
29 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Upgrade Fee
Replies: 14
Views: 4240

Andrew when would we get Trade Manager and Message Center? It's been a long time...
by glam_100
05 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: multiple currency calculation in portfolio backtest
Replies: 9
Views: 3895

Thank you for the explanation. I don't have Rina Portfolio Stream 6 so could you make screenshots with explanations and extracts from their help system?
Thank you


Andrew what is your email address?
by glam_100
03 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: multiple currency calculation in portfolio backtest
Replies: 9
Views: 3895

Glam_100, It is planned to Q1-Q2 of 2009. Can you explain how Monte Carlo analysis helps to improve trading results? I read about this technique, but I'm still not sure it is useful. Thank you. It is very important. It gives you a better idea of more realistic drawdown. Please take a look at Rina P...
by glam_100
02 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: multiple currency calculation in portfolio backtest
Replies: 9
Views: 3895

Is the new portfolio backtester going to have monte carlo analysis feature?

It's a feature relatively easy to implement but is very important.
by glam_100
10 Dec 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: multiple currency calculation in portfolio backtest
Replies: 9
Views: 3895

When would the new portfolio backtester come out?
by glam_100
22 Oct 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Another minor feature request
Replies: 2
Views: 980

This is great. Little details like these are what seperate a Mercedes from a Toyota.
by glam_100
22 Oct 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Another minor feature request
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Another minor feature request

Hi, Minor feature request. In strategy performance view under Equity curves when you click on the equity curve it shows Trade number, equity, and net profit. Please show the date and time as well. This is an important feature as you always want to know during what period a drawdown happens. Little t...
by glam_100
22 Oct 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Minor feature request
Replies: 1
Views: 926

Minor feature request

Request for the following:

1) Show strategy signal profit/unprofitable color line like the dotted line shown in TS.

2) Show strategy signal entry/exit/stop price in data window. Currently when you click on a bar it doesn't show any entry/exit price. This is important.
by glam_100
22 Oct 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Minor bug
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Minor bug

Can't rescale chart using short-cut (ctrl+/ctrl-) when strategy performance report is opened.

In fact I think every short cuts stop to work when strategy performance report is opened.
by glam_100
15 Oct 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multiple systems in MC
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

I also think being able to put multiple strategies independently on the same chart is a very important feature. The current way MC works is the same as how TS works - When system A has a Long position and then system B enters a short the net result will be a short position (ie. a reverse) instead of...
by glam_100
15 Oct 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio backtester
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

You guys are really moving forward... Looking forward to beta 5
by glam_100
14 Oct 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio backtester
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Hi Tresor,

Thanks for the reply. Let's get our fingers crossed...

It's a much needed feature where TS wouldn't add for over a decade...
by glam_100
14 Oct 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Portfolio backtester
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Portfolio backtester

I read somewhere on the forum that the portfolio backtester is designed for equity back testing and doesn't satsifactorily on futures.

Is that still the case now with Beta 4?
by glam_100
13 Oct 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: NEW PRICING STRUCTURE FOR MULTICHARTS?
Replies: 16
Views: 5004

How would I be posting financial statements???

I'm just an old customer like you who paid $400 a long time ago.

$99 was just a number pulled out of thin air (TS platform charge)for the sake of discussion.
by glam_100
12 Oct 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: I HAVE TRASHED MULTICHARTS
Replies: 25
Views: 5786

I think the problem lies in MC's pricing scheme. Basically MC is a one time investment where a user paid once and then all the bug fix requests is done without any income. Inevitably this model promotes new features over bug fixes because new features is what draw in new customers. Bug fixes and mai...
by glam_100
20 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Max number of data source
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Thanks!

I also wonder if it is possible to programmactically access the data from the market scanner.
by glam_100
20 Aug 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Max number of data source
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Max number of data source

What is the max number of data source I can put on chart for analysis? Thanks
by glam_100
29 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New build optimization much slower since 1200.4785
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

somehow live chat is not available now. I will try it tomorrow
by glam_100
27 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New build optimization much slower since 1200.4785
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

continue attachments
by glam_100
27 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New build optimization much slower since 1200.4785
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

New build optimization much slower since 1200.4785

Hi, I've brought this issue up before referring to this post http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=5231 The latest build MC 4.0 Beta (build 1440) is even slower than 3.1 Beta. This is the test result I got for the 3 different builds: Test symbol: SPY Date: 12/31/2001 - 12/31/2003 Interval: Dail...
by glam_100
27 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Download 1200.4785
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

I'm reluctant to upgrade from 1200,4785 as well because I find that this built optimize twice as fast than the newer builds...
by glam_100
11 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bug report - Compiling PL hangs up MC
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Hi Marina,

I have code that create about 20 drawings on a bar and still got this problem. It is not unconceivable that ppl would want to draw something like 20 dots on a bar.
by glam_100
11 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 3.1 Beta optimization much slower than MC 3.0 release?
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

Marina I am not a QA personnel and I got work to do. I've already reinstalled MC 3.1 beta twice to reproduce the problem. The problem is easy to reproduce. I suspect your staffs can't reproduce the problem because they have all the different versions of DLLs on their machine. Just find a clean machi...
by glam_100
11 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bug report - Compiling PL hangs up MC
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Bug report - Compiling PL hangs up MC

Hi, When you have a computationally intensive indicator/signal loaded on a chart and then recompile the indicator/signal code MC would hang up (keep verifying the indicator/signal forever) and the memory would never get released. The problem can be reproduced by the following code on MC version 3.0....
by glam_100
11 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 3.1 Beta optimization much slower than MC 3.0 release?
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

Hi Marina, I just re-installed the new beta for re-testing. The result was very consistent - I got 40 sec with MC 3.0 release and 1:40 with MC 3.1 beta. What I found is that when using MC 3.0 release the CPU load was close to 100% for all 4 cores while using MC 3.1 beta the CPU load was only 60%. So...
by glam_100
11 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 3.1 Beta optimization much slower than MC 3.0 release?
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

No response?

Marina?
by glam_100
10 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TL_NEW() -- Christmas Wish
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

I need the same function too. My trendlines are blocking the price bars and the visual order function is greyed out.
by glam_100
08 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 3.1 Beta optimization much slower than MC 3.0 release?
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

MC 3.1 Beta optimization much slower than MC 3.0 release?

Hi, Somehow the optimization on MC 3.1 beta is much slower than 3.0 relase. Is this a beta thing or there is something wrong introduced to the new code? I performed the "standard" TS speed test and got the following result: Test symbol: SPY Date: 12/31/2001 - 12/31/2003 Interval: Daily Signal: Bolli...
by glam_100
06 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Drawing text object vertically?
Replies: 1
Views: 792

Drawing text object vertically?

Is there any way to draw a text object vertically instead of horizontally? Many thanks!
by glam_100
06 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TL_NEW() -- Christmas Wish
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

i see... thanks for the clarification.
by glam_100
06 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TL_NEW() -- Christmas Wish
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

How come I can use TL_New with 3.0.1200.4785?

Also I could draw it anywhere not just from the price bar?
by glam_100
05 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Playback utility
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Playback utility

Hi, I'm trying to use the playback utility posted here: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=1699 It turns out the utility would only support tick data. I'm wondering if it is possible to have it support 1 min or other intraday data because tick data is pretty hard to come by plus most people ...
by glam_100
05 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Error message
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

That's bad. Please fix it in the future. thx.
by glam_100
04 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Error message
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Is there any other error messages being displayed in the OS language?
by glam_100
03 Jun 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Error message
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Hi Marina,


I keep seeing error msgs that displays "????????". What can I do about it?
by glam_100
29 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Error message
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

The language of my OS is traditional chinese.

MC has no problem displaying the error msg for other types of error though. For example max bar back exceed error was displayed properly.
by glam_100
28 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Error message
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

I just found out it's a divide by zero error.

Looks like MC would give out a ?????? error msg for divide by zero error

Maybe MC should consider catching this error specifically.
by glam_100
27 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Error message
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Error message

Hi,

I was running a study and I got an run-time error message saying this:

"Message: Error in Study "xxx" : {??} ?????????????"

The message is shown in a red msg box.

I don't know what the error is. Is there any way to see more in depth run-time error messages?
by glam_100
26 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Study parameters set as default doesn't seem to work
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Study parameters set as default doesn't seem to work

Hi,

I tried to set study parameters to default by checking the "Use as default" box under format study but it doesn't seem to change the powerlanguage parameters.

Is this a bug?
by glam_100
20 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Aborting strategy calculation
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

Is there anyway to stop the printing pipe as well? TS seems to have a way to do that cos I ran the same code on both MC and TS and I can quit all calculation and printing on TS after clicking on the abort button. I can immediately go back to work on the code where as in MC I had to kill MC everytime...
by glam_100
16 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Aborting strategy calculation
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

Hi Marina,

Yes I'm using the print function. This is very important because many times we would use the print function for debugging when the code are most unstable and easy to get into infinite loop situtaton.

I could abort the same study using the abort button in TS even with print function.
by glam_100
15 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Aborting strategy calculation
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

When I remove the study it seems the calculation stops on MC but continue to process on PF editor. Is there a way to stop the calculation on PF editor as well?
by glam_100
15 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Aborting strategy calculation
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

The problem is that even when I remove the study the computer is still doing the calculation. This button is needed because there are many times during strategy development that we would have wrongly written code (let's say we get into an infinite loop) and we would want to terminate the calculation...
by glam_100
14 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Aborting strategy calculation
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

Aborting strategy calculation

Is there a way to abort a running strategy (when it takes forever) like what we can do with TS? TS has a button on the upper left corner that we can click on to abort strategy. I don't seem to find anything similar with MC.
by glam_100
30 Apr 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is there a data playback utility with multichart?
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Thanks TJ
by glam_100
22 Mar 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 3.0 Beta 2 is now available (Now with Hot Fix!)
Replies: 32
Views: 10018

Any major change from Beta 1?
by glam_100
26 Feb 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 3 - Final Release
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

MC 3? Or MC 2.3?
by glam_100
02 Feb 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PL Editor compilation error
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Thanks Andrew.

This is exactly what I meant. I was expecting frequent hot fixes for a beta build.
by glam_100
01 Feb 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PL Editor compilation error
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

The new beta is amazing. EL speed is much better and data loading speed has improved. My hat is off to the programming team and I know they deserve a vacation. However I've waited for a long time for this build (since Oct 07) and now that I have the build and I got this EL compilation error. The EL ...
by glam_100
31 Jan 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PL Editor compilation error
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

by the end of feb?

What's the use of the new 3.0 beta when I can't even compile EasyLanguage with it?

I strongly urge for a quick fix for the compiler. It's one of the most basic functions.
by glam_100
30 Jan 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PL Editor compilation error
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Any chance of this being a quick fix? I can't really do anything with the new build with EasyLanguage compilation error and I've already removed my MC 2.1 in the process of installing the latest beta...
by glam_100
30 Jan 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PL Editor compilation error
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

PL Editor compilation error

I got the a "Cannot Sell from a SellShort strategy." error compiling the following code under MC 3.0 Beta: ------------------------------------------------------------------- buy ("buy LE") next bar high stop; sell short ("sell SE") next bar low stop; buy to cover from entry ("sell SE") next bar low...
by glam_100
29 Jan 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 3.0 beta optimization error
Replies: 4
Views: 1265

it was an exception error.

I looked into it a bit and found out it was my computer under full load that generates this error.

Please ignore this error report. Thanks!
by glam_100
29 Jan 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 3.0 beta optimization error
Replies: 4
Views: 1265

MC 3.0 beta optimization error

I was playing around with the new MC 3.0 Beta. First of all I think it's great the optimization is 8 times faster (4 cores) under MC 3.0 than my TS 8.2 and the data loading speed has improved. However I encountered this error when I was testing with optimization: 1) symbol: $spx.x (TS) 2) time perio...
by glam_100
24 Dec 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I won't change from TS 8 to MC
Replies: 17
Views: 5647

The problem with TS is they've become a brokerage and lost all incentive to improve their platform. If you look at TS8 and TS2000i, you really don't find much major improvements except for look-inside-bar and intrabar order generations (which are great to their credit). Users have been asking for cr...
by glam_100
14 Dec 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ETA for MC 2.2?
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

ok... even beta is good

I've been waiting for the "stop" keyword slow down fixed for 2 months now. It's so slow I can't even use MC for my research
by glam_100
14 Dec 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Optimization report import?
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Optimization report import?

I see that I can export the optimization report.

However I don't find a way to import it back to MC.

I wonder if it can be done? I want to import it back so that I can do the click-and-apply parameters to strategy.

Thanks!
by glam_100
14 Dec 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ETA for MC 2.2?
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

ETA for MC 2.2?

Is there a ETA for MC 2.2?
by glam_100
07 Dec 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Short-cut for Increase/Decrease time spacing
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Thanks so much!
by glam_100
07 Dec 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Short-cut for Increase/Decrease time spacing
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Short-cut for Increase/Decrease time spacing

Hi,

In TS I can quickly increase/decrease bar spacing with the Up/Down arrow key. I don't seem to find similar short-cut in MC.

Is there such short-cut available?

Thx.
by glam_100
06 Dec 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Export data from chart
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Export data from chart

There is a "Data Window" in TS that allows users to export all data from a chart. Is there a similar function in MC? I know I can export data from quotemanager but it's different from the "Data window" function in TS for which the data window allows you to export data in a WYSISYG sense with all the...
by glam_100
06 Dec 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Line to connect entry and exit signals
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Line to connect entry and exit signals

Hi,

Is there a way to display lines that connect the entries and exits in a strategy? In TS we can see by default that a winning trade would show blue lines and losing trade would show red line. I can't seem to find such setting in MC.

Thanks!
by glam_100
24 Nov 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Roadmap for MC
Replies: 25
Views: 6863

That's so cool. What's the ETA for the next release? Thanks!
by glam_100
23 Nov 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Roadmap for MC
Replies: 25
Views: 6863

Would the "stop" keyword optimization slow down problem be fixed in the next release?
by glam_100
27 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Stop order signal very slow in optimization
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

Is there a new beta coming out soon that will fix this problem?
by glam_100
11 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Stop order signal very slow in optimization
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

That's great. Thanks!
by glam_100
11 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Stop order signal very slow in optimization
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

Just post an update on elitetrader.

BTW would there be a fix soon?
by glam_100
11 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Stop order signal very slow in optimization
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

sure no problem
by glam_100
10 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Stop order signal very slow in optimization
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

Hi, Thank you for drawing our attention to the issue. By the way, was that you reporting the similar issue on EliteTrader as laputa? http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=102469&perpage=6&highlight=multicharts&pagenumber=13 Just wondering because the same issue ha...
by glam_100
10 Oct 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Stop order signal very slow in optimization
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

Stop order signal very slow in optimization

Hi, I've done some test to compare the optimization speed of Multichart vs TS. I found that strategies (signals) with the keyword stop slows down Multichart drammatically. Below is a simple test strategy. I ran it on a chart using symbol SPY with 2 years daily data (10/10/2007 with 2 years back). {-...
by glam_100
08 Sep 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicore utilization under genetic optimization
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Multicore utilization under genetic optimization

Hi, In brute force optimization, all CPU cores are being utilized at full load because each "chunk" of the optimization work is easily divisible. However, this is not the same case under GA. I found that in the later half of GA optimization under MC, the CPU utilization drops to 50% because half of ...
by glam_100
06 Sep 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Upcoming MultiCharts Beta Dramatically Outperforms TS8.3
Replies: 37
Views: 6005

Sent. Please check mail.
by glam_100
06 Sep 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Upcoming MultiCharts Beta Dramatically Outperforms TS8.3
Replies: 37
Views: 6005

I tried to attach the data file twice but somehow the attachment doesn't show. Can I email the file to you? It's about 3 Mb zipped.
by glam_100
06 Sep 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Upcoming MultiCharts Beta Dramatically Outperforms TS8.3
Replies: 37
Views: 6005

3 minutes vs. 5 seconds is indeed a dramatic difference. However, the tests we have run here show different results. According to our tests, the previous beta is about 3-4 times slower than TS, the latest beta 2.1.976.1109 is 1.5 times slower than TS. None of the tests in these two versions yielded...
by glam_100
05 Sep 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Upcoming MultiCharts Beta Dramatically Outperforms TS8.3
Replies: 37
Views: 6005

We reproduced the situation you are describing. You are right. It does take a long time to load a chart. We are currently working on speeding up this process. It will be at least 3 times faster in the 2.2 release. I look forward for the speed upgrade. For comparison purpose, the same data that took...
by glam_100
04 Sep 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Upcoming MultiCharts Beta Dramatically Outperforms TS8.3
Replies: 37
Views: 6005

What data compression and over what period of time are you loading?


5 years of 15 min data. Just the regular session, not even the night data or else it would take 3 times longer.
by glam_100
04 Sep 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Upcoming MultiCharts Beta Dramatically Outperforms TS8.3
Replies: 37
Views: 6005

Just now I'm making a change to the data compression and it takes at least 3 minutes to load the data. I'm using 3 data series and it takes 9 minutes in total just to change the data compression!
by glam_100
04 Sep 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Upcoming MultiCharts Beta Dramatically Outperforms TS8.3
Replies: 37
Views: 6005

Hello, We have been working on improving the loading time and we have aleady increased the downloading speed 2.5 times. Our goal is to make this process faster than in TS. What MC version are you using? Have you started using the latest beta 2.1.976.1109 now available on our website? Also, when you...
by glam_100
04 Sep 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Upcoming MultiCharts Beta Dramatically Outperforms TS8.3
Replies: 37
Views: 6005

I'm very happy with the new MC speed especially with quad core.

Any chance of improving the data loading speed? Loading 5 years of intraday data takes orders of magnitude longer than TS. It looks like the loading time grows exponentially in relation to number of bars loaded.
by glam_100
04 Sep 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Please show Date and time on Equity Close on Close graph
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Hi,

The date and time information I was referring to is when you click on the left mouse button. Currently it is showing the trade number and the equity. What I'm suggesting is to add the date and time information as well like TS do.

Just want to clarify. Thanks!
by glam_100
04 Sep 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Please show Date and time on Equity Close on Close graph
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Please show Date and time on Equity Close on Close graph

Hi,

Please add the date and time information on the equity close on close graph in performance report (like TS equity close on close graph). It is an important piece of information.

Thanks!
by glam_100
29 Aug 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC Portfolio Back-Testing and Optimization Feedback Request
Replies: 21
Views: 5400

I suggest the TSSUpport team take a look at wealth-lab as well as RINA for ideas. Wealth-lab is a great product, all they lack is performance. It is so slow that renders intraday testing completely impossible, not to mention portfolio backtesting. RINA has everything only trouble is it is not fully...
by glam_100
27 Aug 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Optimisation and Multi-Core
Replies: 25
Views: 5200

That's great. We can expect to see number of cores double every 18 months. It is really great for MC to have this multi-core optimization feature and really stupid for TS to lack such feature.
by glam_100
27 Aug 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC Portfolio Back-Testing and Optimization Feedback Request
Replies: 21
Views: 5400

I suggest the TSSUpport team take a look at wealth-lab as well as RINA for ideas. Wealth-lab is a great product, all they lack is performance. It is so slow that renders intraday testing completely impossible, not to mention portfolio backtesting. RINA has everything only trouble is it is not fully ...
by glam_100
25 Aug 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Optimisation and Multi-Core
Replies: 25
Views: 5200

What's stopping MC to support more than 4 cores? Intel is rolling out a 2 CPU (8 cores) platform soon and AMD has a 4x4 platform that supports 16 cores.
by glam_100
24 Aug 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Upcoming MultiCharts Beta Dramatically Outperforms TS8.3
Replies: 37
Views: 6005

BTW Andrew, how did you guys managed to outperform TS on a single thread basis? My understanding is that TS is highly optimized for code performance. Did you take advantage of the SSE floating point? If not would it be possible to exploit that and further leave TS in the dust? thx Actually we didn’...
by glam_100
23 Aug 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Upcoming MultiCharts Beta Dramatically Outperforms TS8.3
Replies: 37
Views: 6005

BTW Andrew, how did you guys managed to outperform TS on a single thread basis? My understanding is that TS is highly optimized for code performance. Did you take advantage of the SSE floating point? If not would it be possible to exploit that and further leave TS in the dust? thx
by glam_100
23 Aug 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Upcoming MultiCharts Beta Dramatically Outperforms TS8.3
Replies: 37
Views: 6005

This is really exciting. Looking forward to the new beta.
by glam_100
23 Aug 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Upcoming MultiCharts Beta Dramatically Outperforms TS8.3
Replies: 37
Views: 6005

Oh Andrew I love it I love it...

This is what I'm talking about...

Is there an ETA for the new multi chart?
by glam_100
23 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Praise for MC incremental genetic algorithm
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Hey am I asking for too much? It may be a lot of work but these are real issues faced by many TS users. I really wish TS support to succeed. TS has changed itself from a research tool developer into a brokerage and all they want is trading commision. They've lost all interest to improve the research...
by glam_100
23 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Praise for MC incremental genetic algorithm
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Hi Andrew, I suggest the TS support team can do this: 1) Create a set of out-of-the-box fitness criteria. You already have that done and you may want to throw in a few more exotic ones derived from the standard criteria such as NetProfit/MaxIntraday DD, Expectancy, NetProfit * Winners/MaxIntraday DD...
by glam_100
21 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Where to put slippage and commission?
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Oh I got it, it's in performance report.

Interesting arrangement...
by glam_100
21 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Where to put slippage and commission?
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Where to put slippage and commission?

I can't find the place to put slippage and commsion.

Could anyone please help?

Thanks!
by glam_100
21 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data loading speed much to desire
Replies: 1
Views: 828

Data loading speed much to desire

The data loading speed is very slow. I loaded 7 years of 15 min bar data (composed of 1 min bars) from ASCII source and it takes about 1 min to load where in TS it is loaded within 5 seconds. This is very problematic because whenver a user changes the bar compression it will take much time to reload.
by glam_100
20 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Praise for MC incremental genetic algorithm
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Praise for MC incremental genetic algorithm

The incremental genetic algorithm in MC is the best I've ever seen implemented on commercial GA products. The quality of the solution is so good that it is a truely viable alternative to brute force. The basic genetic algorithms used by other GA products are pretty much unusable in my opinion and th...
by glam_100
20 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

Andrew, If possible pls consider adding an option to set the number of optimization thread the spawn in case some users would want to leave one core for other work. The computer would get very unresponsive when all cores are used. I have no problem with it personally cos I want fastest speed possibl...
by glam_100
20 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bug report: Cannot use exhaustive opt after gentic opt
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Bug report: Cannot use exhaustive opt after gentic opt

I found a bug with optmizer. Once you have done a gentic opt, you cannot run an exhaustive opt again. The optimizer will run genetic opt even when you choose exhaustive opt option. This can be seen by the incorrect number of iteration runs and also the totally dis-continuous 3D optimization chart. T...
by glam_100
20 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Suggested Feature: Out of sample data
Replies: 1
Views: 816

Suggested Feature: Out of sample data

Please consider out of sample optimization run options for optimization runs ( both brute force and genetic ). Idea is to let user select the date range used as in-sample for optimization and display performance report with In-sample and out-sample side by side. This will save a lot of time for doin...
by glam_100
20 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

Wow that's really exciting!

I can't wait till Oct for MC 2.2

Is there any chance for a "performance boost" patch as mentioned above?
by glam_100
19 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

Thanks Andrew. I eagerly look forward to this performance boost.
by glam_100
19 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

Hi Andrew, Thanks for the update. You guys have a great product and I'm sure you can overcome the signal study inefficiency problem. I look forward to your optimized version with Multichart 2.2. If you can get on par or better performance than TS on a per core basis, Multichart will easily become th...
by glam_100
18 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

I just downloaded the new beta. The bugs are gone but the optimization speed is still a disappointment. I ran a few benchmarks: 1) Moving Avg 2 Lines Moving Avg 2 Line Cross LE ( Fast Len 1..9; Slow Len: 1..18 ) Moving Avg 2 Line Cross LE ( Fast Len 1..9; Slow Len: 1..18 ) TS time (with 1 core): 1 m...
by glam_100
18 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 2.1 Beta
Replies: 93
Views: 38264

I love you guys. You guys are really quick in rolling things out unlike TS in which a single fix can take months and features would take years...
by glam_100
17 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 2.1 Beta
Replies: 93
Views: 38264

Hi 066

Apparently this problem is going to be fixed in the next beta:

to check this out

forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?p=13384#13384
by glam_100
17 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for your update.

It is exciting to hear a faster version is coming out soon and there is even more room for improvement in version 2.2

I will test it out once it's available

Thanks!
by glam_100
17 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 2.1 Beta
Replies: 93
Views: 38264

I have similar problem as 066 during optimization. Basically whenever a relatively large optimization (>20000 iteration) is run MC optimization went into trouble. It either stops or freezes and the next time I run optimization it simply pops up the optimization report without running a single iterat...
by glam_100
17 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature Suggest: Grid Optimization
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

All right!!! Thanks so much Andrew!!!
by glam_100
17 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature Suggest: Grid Optimization
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Would the new beta build incorporate the per core slow down fix?
by glam_100
17 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature Suggest: Grid Optimization
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Hi Andrew, Please consider optimization speed as a high priority. I would say optimization speed improvement is the No.1 incentive for existing TS customers to switch to MC... I myself is eagerly waiting for the next MC release that would speed me up 4X with a 4 core machine (after you fix the core ...
by glam_100
17 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature Suggest: Grid Optimization
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Feature Suggest: Grid Optimization

Please consider adding Grid optimization feature. The idea is to install Multi Chart on a lot of machines, and have the "host" to dispatch chunks of optimization work to each "node"... This is a good way to utilize the low cost commodity multi core CPUs of today like the Core 2 Duo/Quad on commodity...
by glam_100
17 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the reply. I'm looking forward to using Multi Chart for my research
by glam_100
16 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: High priority reserve words
Replies: 1
Views: 846

High priority reserve words

These 4 reserve words are being used extensively in many existing TS strategies. Lacking these 4 important reserve words renders many (maybe 50% or more) TS strategies useless and thus making MC much less practical as a backtesting tool. If possible please treat these 4 reserve words as high priorit...
by glam_100
16 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

Hi Andrew, I did further testing. Both bugs seem to relate to the same source. Everytime I run an optimization with # simulation > 20000 - 30000 runs the above two problems appear. You can 100% recreate the scenarios by running a BollingerBand LE and BollingerBand SE strategies with optimization par...
by glam_100
16 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

Hi Andrew, I tried another optimization and encountered 2 bugs: The first bug I tried to run the following optimization: BollingerBand LE ( Length: 1..50; Num StdD: 1..5) BollingerBand SE( Length: 1..50; Num StdD: 1..5) Total tests: 62500 When I run this optimization MC hangs up every time when it j...
by glam_100
16 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

Hi Andrew, I just downloaded the latest Beta and performed the following test: Symbol: SPY Date: 7/18/2005 - 7/17/2007 (2 years back) Strategy and Optimization parameters: MovAvg 2 Line Cross LE ( FastLength: 1..9; Slow Length: 1..18 ) MovAvg 2 Line Cross SE ( FastLength: 1..9: Slow Length: 1..18 ) ...
by glam_100
16 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

Just found out the latest version is 2.1.909.909 ...

Gee... you guys are really rolling things out fast... I think I downloaded just 2 weeks ago...

I will try the latest version and report back
by glam_100
16 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

Hi Andrew,

The version I'm using is this:

2.1.880.530
by glam_100
15 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

BUG report I found that everytime I cancel an optimization, MC runs into optimization premature exit for the next run. TSsupport pls look into the problem... scenario reproduce: 1) run an exhaustive optimization and cancel it 2) run another optimization under genetic mode what to expect: In the seco...
by glam_100
15 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

I played around with a few optimizations (keltner channel, bollingerband) and compared the speed between TS and MC... What I found is basically the speed of TS using 1 core is the same as MC using 2 cores... This is quite surprising because it suggest EL code compiled into C++ on MC is only half eff...
by glam_100
14 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

I just downloaded MC beta and played around with it. I loaded up a few signals and optimize to test for speed. The first time the optimization went ok, but from the 2nd time on the optimizer just quit on me. It jumps out from the optimization window. First it jumps out after a few thousands iteratio...
by glam_100
14 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Real life optimization speed
Replies: 26
Views: 3476

Real life optimization speed

Hi, I'm a long time TS user and I'm thinking of migrating to MC because of the exciting multi-core optimization feature. For those who have done optimizations on MC, may I ask what's the real life optimization speed you're getting compared to TS? I'm interested in both the multi-core speed and singl...

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