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by RobotMan
08 Oct 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 7.1 Beta
Replies: 54
Views: 8007

Re: MultiCharts 7.1 Beta

Thanks Multicharts. I have to go through every fu#&ing chart and every fu*&ing indicator and turn off "skip identical ticks" because all my indicators are volume based. Just because you guys think I that everyone will want it turned on automatically. sh!t. I am officially pissed.
by RobotMan
25 Aug 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC 7 - New Help Included? - Videos?
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: MC 7 - New Help Included? - Videos?

We prefer to help our customers live and answer precise questions instead of writing a lot of general information in the manuals From the answers I've read in similar posts bemoaning the lack of documentation, I would think it a good idea for MC to do away with all documentation and help files as i...
by RobotMan
25 Aug 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: up and down ticks
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: up and down ticks

Not MC fault.
eSignal does not provide UpTicks and DownTicks data for minutes, only for tick data. All volume is displayed as UpTicks for minute data.

a) Use seconds instead of minutes. (ie: 180 seconds instead of 3 minutes)
b) change to IQfeed.
by RobotMan
07 Jul 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: DIVISA CAPITAL
Replies: 18
Views: 1258

Re: DIVISA CAPITAL

lol :-)
Trust me, Stan; It's a harmless American saying.
by RobotMan
02 Jul 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Should we vote for our own feature requests?
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Should we vote for our own feature requests?

Do you mean that you had to use a different one or that you have to duplicate your log-in. I had to register as a new user. I used my same username, but they sent an email that gave me new password. I use a password manager, so no biggie. But I thought it strange that the cookie set in the MC forum...
by RobotMan
02 Jul 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Cumulative Delta indicators - GomCD tools for MultiCharts
Replies: 19
Views: 5017

Re: Cumulative Delta indicators - GomCD tools for MultiChart

Just eating lunch here in sunny California and reading over the forum... GOMCD in C#, public code released by Gomifromparis, originally from a discussion of Delta Buy/Sell volume by sbgtrading on another forum and is still open and freely available. Yes, and because it is C#, it works best in NT. It...
by RobotMan
02 Jul 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: If you move arrows on a chart you will want to vote for this
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: If you move arrows on a chart you will want to vote for

I voted. That makes 2 of us.

I do most of my "back testing" and real time sim testing with manual arrows.
by RobotMan
02 Jul 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Should we vote for our own feature requests?
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Should we vote for our own feature requests?

Hi guys, I am very surprised to see some feature request with ZERO votes. I know it seems odd to get zero votes, but consider this; The PM forum is like a whole new website and requires a whole new log-in. I think most users of this forum either don't know that the PM exists or it's just too convolu...
by RobotMan
28 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Removing bad data
Replies: 16
Views: 1814

Re: Removing bad data

It is years since this topic is being discussed (not just in this thread). It sure would be nice to have an user friendly way to do data correction. The way Multicharts wants its users to do is the way folks used to do it before GUI (graphical user interface) was invented ...
+1
by RobotMan
25 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Cumulative Delta indicators - GomCD tools for MultiCharts
Replies: 19
Views: 5017

Re: Cumulative Delta indicators - GomCD tools for MultiChart

We have the Best Platform (MC), that's what matters to me..
Agreed!
by RobotMan
24 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Cumulative Delta indicators - GomCD tools for MultiCharts
Replies: 19
Views: 5017

Re: Cumulative Delta indicators - GomCD tools for MultiChart

Shouldn't the Multicharts Premium Forum be the place for useful insights and "how to trade that will blow you away"?

If it was, it would be, but it's not, so; no.
by RobotMan
24 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Cumulative Delta indicators - GomCD tools for MultiCharts
Replies: 19
Views: 5017

Re: Cumulative Delta indicators - GomCD tools for MultiChart

If you own Multicharts, you should be a member of BMT Elite. Not only can you get prewritten .pla code, but there are so many examples and insights of how to trade that it will blow you away. Big Mike has made it the most functional and easy to use traders forum that I have ever seen and he always s...
by RobotMan
20 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can I sim-trade during market playback [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1665

Rantings of a MC7 beta test guy [SOLVED]

Using MCDT or Chart Trader without testing exit strategies in "sim" is like releasing software without beta testing or buying a car without test driving. Not having sufficient documentation for your own product and having to install a third party software like TWS does not seem like a soun...
by RobotMan
12 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 7 BETA 4 RELEASE -- Questions/Issues
Replies: 98
Views: 10746

Re: MULTICHARTS 7 BETA 4 RELEASE -- Questions/Issues

http://www.officeholidays.com/images/spotlights/russia.jpg Russia Day commemorates the formal adoption, on June 12th 1991 of the Declaration of Sovereignty of the Russian Federation which declared Russia's "independence" from the USSR. Since 1991, the holiday has changed its name twice. I...
by RobotMan
25 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Question? Thanks received. Thanks Given.
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Question? Thanks received. Thanks Given.

Hi John,

I thanked you for discovering the "thanks" button.

~B
by RobotMan
25 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New features on the forum
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

Re: New features on the forum

I appreciate the ability to subscribe to a thread. It alleviates the need to post in order to be updated by email when new posts come in to a thread I am interested in but have not posted to. Thanks!! However, I lurk and learn a lot over at Big Mike's and love the permalink button on each post. If I...
by RobotMan
25 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS update
Replies: 14
Views: 2213

Re: TS update

TS Group has announced it has been acquired by Tokyo-based online brokerage Monex Group.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/26/2186870/tokyo-firm-buying-tradestation.html
by RobotMan
21 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multi Charts with ZenFire and demo account?
Replies: 28
Views: 4822

Re: Multi Charts with ZenFire and demo account?

Just posting to subscribe to this thread. Wish I knew an easier way to subscribe, like on BMT.
by RobotMan
16 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Counter function
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Counter function

Did you read TJ's post?

You are just comparing today with yesterday 20 times per bar.
You need to re-visit the line:
"If c > c[1] then mysum = 1 + mysum[1];" and think about adding something more definitive to it. Think about it and it will come to you.

~Bob
by RobotMan
15 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Counter function
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Counter function

Hi Gorby,

you set mysum equal to 0 on each loop.
try moving the "mysum = 0;" to the line above the "For counter = 0..." and you should be good to go.

~Bob
by RobotMan
11 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Insiders datafeed needed.
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Insiders datafeed needed.

I will start looking for a pizza oven....
by RobotMan
30 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: DOM INSTRUCTIONS/TUTORIAL
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

Re: DOM INSTRUCTIONS/TUTORIAL

I was wondering if there are any instructions on how to use the DOM? How do we recenter the DOM? Does the DOM Auto-recenter? Can we freeze the DOM? How do we create a trailing stop strategy? Thanks These are all excellent questions. Unfortunately, there is no written documentation that covers these...
by RobotMan
21 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New Cursor/Pointer Feature
Replies: 24
Views: 4655

Re: New Cursor/Pointer Feature

Please consider ADDING a new Cursor/Pointer feature under the View menu.
Again, +1

I, also, liked that option in TS.
by RobotMan
17 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Protecting workspace
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Protecting workspace

I back up my workspaces (among other things) every day. I use this: http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptreplicator.asp I am sure there are other ways to do it. Another way is to "Save As" for your workspace and give it a special name as your backup. It's a trick I learned from Jimmy Snow...
by RobotMan
17 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: DOM - Where is info in Help
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: DOM - Where is info in Help

Patience.

The MultiCharts 7 User Guide (the F1 key) is copyright 2009.
There still isn't even a manual for the released version, MC 6.
http://www.multicharts.com/downloads/tutorials/multicharts.pdf

Don't worry. Be happy.



There's a wiki somewhere around here....
by RobotMan
12 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sim mode in MC 7 chart trader?
Replies: 19
Views: 1550

Re: Sim mode in MC 7 chart trader?

Ok, Thanks Stan.

~Bob
by RobotMan
09 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sim mode in MC 7 chart trader?
Replies: 19
Views: 1550

Re: Sim mode in MC 7 chart trader?

A simulation server in MultiCharts is a serious undertaking, and cannot be accomplished quickly. However, we are seriously considering adding this feature to MultiCharts in order to make it a more complete trading platform. At the moment there is no ETA, but we are evaluating different approaches. ...
by RobotMan
09 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Tabs open in reverse order
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Tabs open in reverse order

Version 7.0 Beta 1 (Build 4226) Hello Dave/Stan In Preferences: I have "open all workspaces from previous session" checked. I like my workspace tabs in a particular order every time. however: The workspaces are opened in reverse order every other time I open MC7. ie: 1st time I open MC7 - ...
by RobotMan
06 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sim mode in MC 7 chart trader?
Replies: 19
Views: 1550

Re: Sim mode in MC 7 chart trader?

I'm myself at Mirus , and they do have a demo login for clients, which will give you a realtime tick flow Hi kiasom, Thank you so much! Maybe the broker was blowing me off or just didn't know. I plugged the demo login/pwd into the Chart Trader and the little icon went from red to green, the buttons...
by RobotMan
05 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sim mode in MC 7 chart trader?
Replies: 19
Views: 1550

Re: Sim mode in MC 7 chart trader?

You have to enable DDE client in TWS (2nd check box) so that it would allow MC to grab data from TWS. I tried to. I got this (see DDEdll.png). A webpage opened and I instantly became irritated that I had to download more software (the edemo is a self contained java program I thought). I still never...
by RobotMan
05 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sim mode in MC 7 chart trader?
Replies: 19
Views: 1550

Re: Sim mode in MC 7 chart trader?

Thanks janus. and thanks TJ (you really are a big help on this forum) Well I tried to get the edemo going. I followed the MC help video and made sure click the appropriate buttons in the TWS (see TSWinfo.png). I tried to configure QM but got a strange warning (see quotemanager.png) and even though Q...
by RobotMan
05 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sim mode in MC 7 chart trader?
Replies: 19
Views: 1550

Re: Sim mode in MC 7 chart trader?

You can try InteractiveBrokers' demo system. No registration required. Thanks TJ. I will check it out (although I am very lazy). I was hoping, minimally, for even a simulated feed like NT has. I just want to set up and test out the chart trader to get used to it before I go live. If I have to D/L I...
by RobotMan
05 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sim mode in MC 7 chart trader?
Replies: 19
Views: 1550

Sim mode in MC 7 chart trader?

I have never tried trading through MC before, so this might seem like a dumb question, but I wanted to try out the interface without actually putting any money at risk until I get used to it. I have searched the forum and could not find an answer for this situation. I set up zen-fire in the broker p...
by RobotMan
04 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 7 BETA 1 RELEASE
Replies: 63
Views: 10633

Re: MULTICHARTS 7 BETA 1 RELEASE

Hooray for TickCache! Image






(Icon credit: BMT)
by RobotMan
11 Mar 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: email updates of version changes
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: email updates of version changes

I second John's opinion also. The main reason I check in here is to see if there is another Beta version to beat up on. The only way I also learned about 6.1 was coming here. The current version seems to be a solid performer except for the few little idiosyncrasies I have just gotten used to. And Da...
by RobotMan
09 Mar 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Updated target date for MC7 beta?
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Updated target date for MC7 beta?

As for new features, we have finished sequence id and intrabarpersist improvement. Also, calculation of the studies on multiple data streams has been improved. Wow! At the moment we are fixing all reported issues. MC7 beta should be the most stable MultiCharts beta ever. Then, in the official relea...
by RobotMan
07 Feb 2011
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Cumulative Delta & Volume Delta
Replies: 30
Views: 16726

Re: Cumulative Delta & Volume Delta

CrazyNasdaq and Nick/BlowFish: Good work! Many thanks for your tireless detective efforts.
Yes! Thank you! This just gets better and better.

~Bob Perry
by RobotMan
01 Feb 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts Elite Forum - what if I am an anti-elitist?
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: Multicharts Elite Forum - what if I am an anti-elitist?

Premium is a saltine cracker or a type of gasoline. I resent the hell out saltines. And gas... Don't get me started. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premium Please change the forum name to Multicharts Masters of the Universe Forum. That would be awesome. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Smeraldo.cc_mo...
by RobotMan
01 Feb 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What is MultiCharts Discretionary Trader
Replies: 7
Views: 2255

Re: What is MultiCharts Discretionary Trader

Does this mean that Stan has announced "MultiScalper add-on module now available for download"? (just kidding - See http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6307&p=37914#p34945 ) Very Nice! However I am disappointed MCDT is not called "MultiScalper" . :)
by RobotMan
01 Feb 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Re: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"

This is AWESOME!!!!! As cutting edge as MC is, to me, this is the biggest news of the last 5 years. I realize the difficulty in grabbing last bid and ask in real time and that it would take a computer and data stream working at sub-internet connection ping-time granularity. However I always noticed ...
by RobotMan
24 Jan 2011
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Cumulative Delta & Volume Delta
Replies: 30
Views: 16726

Re: Cumulative Delta & Volume Delta

I think we beat this horse to death in this thread: http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6307 Infact, I think Nick (BlowFish) had the last word back in Sept '10. According to FulcrumTrader over at Big Mike's, you need a software platform that internally keeps track of all th...
by RobotMan
01 Jan 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Congrats for 2nd Place BMT "Futures Platform Of The Year"
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Congrats for 2nd Place BMT "Futures Platform Of The Year"

http://www.bigmiketrading.com/bmt-best-of-trading-2010/ What's nice about this is, no one from TSS told anyone to go there and vote. It made it all on it's own. If you've never been to "Big Mike's Trading", it's worth a look around. Great place for ideas and LOTS of people willing to help...
by RobotMan
21 Nov 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: VMWARE
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: VMWARE

This might be of interest. It is from a site I highly respect. Barry switched over to a Mac from a PC a few months ago. Although he uses TS, he also highly recommends MC.
http://emini-watch.com/recommended/trading-software-for-mac/

Hope that helps.
by RobotMan
18 Oct 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Seeking the size of current bid and ask ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: Seeking the size of current bid and ask ...

Is there any way in PowerLanguage and MultiCharts to find out what the current size of the best bid and offer in a market is? LOL :D No. Just the last trade size. ...Sometimes. see: http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6307 I am assuming this is a dead subject and cannot be...
by RobotMan
30 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forum problems. (Search, etc.)
Replies: 72
Views: 5605

Re: New Forum problems. (Search, etc.)

Dear RobotMan,

There is a "Mark forums read" link on the right of the forum index page.
Excellent! Thanks!
by RobotMan
27 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forum problems. (Search, etc.)
Replies: 72
Views: 5605

Re: New Forum problems. (Search, etc.)

What happened to the "mark all posts read" button? It sure would be nice to have that back. -or- set up this forum like it used to be so that when I log out it automatically sets all posts to "read". I figured it all out!! I went through every topic in the entire forum and click...
by RobotMan
20 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forum problems. (Search, etc.)
Replies: 72
Views: 5605

Re: New Forum problems. (Search, etc.)

Hi TJ if you deleted the cookies, all posts should be shown as unread, as if you have never visited the site. This info is kept on the forum servers. On the old forum, I logged in from different locations and different computers and the forum would always "mark all posts as read" whenever ...
by RobotMan
20 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forum problems. (Search, etc.)
Replies: 72
Views: 5605

Re: New Forum problems. (Search, etc.)

You say that you logged back in - this is why previously unread posts still show as unread. Let me get this straight; If I log in, I will see all the previously unread posts marked in green from all previous sessions, even if I don't want to read them and want them to go to gray no matter how many ...
by RobotMan
19 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forum problems. (Search, etc.)
Replies: 72
Views: 5605

Re: New Forum problems. (Search, etc.)

Well, I guess I am special.

I have logged out, closed the Firefox browser, deleted all cookies using CCleaner, opened browser, logged back in, and, voila; previously unread posts still show as unread.
by RobotMan
18 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forum problems. (Search, etc.)
Replies: 72
Views: 5605

Re: New Forum problems. (Search, etc.)

What happened to the "mark all posts read" button?

It sure would be nice to have that back. -or- set up this forum like it used to be so that when I log out it automatically sets all posts to "read".
by RobotMan
14 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: GUI issue with ''detach / minimize / resize / close wsp''
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: GUI issue with ''detach / minimize / resize / close wsp'

Hi Tresor, I had the same questions in the past with Marina: http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6479 The detach, minimize, maximize, close buttons are part of the Menu. If you drag a toolbar on to the menu area, the buttons will be placed in front of this toolbar because n...
by RobotMan
14 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Re: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"

Interesting Thread over at TradersLab http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/f110/multicharts-cumulative-delta-volume-analysis-8311.html Nice if the rumor was true. Of course, it would take Andrew or Dave all of 5 minutes to comment on this topic here in this thread. What's up guys? Is it possible ...
by RobotMan
13 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts FAQ
Topic: MC/EL frequently triggered traps (how to avoid)
Replies: 11
Views: 5899

Re: For users new to MC who do not know about intrabarpersis

My entry in the sticky would read:
IntraBarPersist: Not for the faint of heart.
by RobotMan
12 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Volume Up&Down
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Volume Up&Down

Hi tucciotrader, On intra-day data (except minute based bars), you can use the reserved words, "UpTicks" and "DownTicks" (both positive integers) in an indicator to see volume split. Make sure that you configure your data stream to "build volume on" either "Trade V...
by RobotMan
09 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forum problems. (Search, etc.)
Replies: 72
Views: 5605

Re: New Forum problems. (Search, etc.)

Dave,

Thanks for adding return link at bottom of page!
by RobotMan
08 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forum problems. (Search, etc.)
Replies: 72
Views: 5605

Re: New Forum problems. (Search, etc.)

I do not like having to scroll all the way back up to the top of the page to click on "Multicharts" to get back to the thread list. main page link.jpg should be at both the top AND bottom of each page. Just like in the old style forum. Does anyone who designs this forum layout even read th...
by RobotMan
06 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Re: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"

Hi Janus, MultiCharts is the best charting software I have ever used. Like you, I'm a "scalper". MultiCharts is not for scalpers. NT was originally just a DOM and order entry for scalpers. I switched over to it from J-Trader. Now it has charting, mediocre drawing tools, scripts, crude back...
by RobotMan
06 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: tsserver tsvncache and quotemanager process hangs
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: tsserver tsvncache and quotemanager process hangs

MC is very robust program and has gone to great lengths to preserve itself even when the computer it is running on crashes. It takes longer to "back out" and shut itself down than most other programs in order to preserve it's databases and enable a quicker startup next time. A good way to ...
by RobotMan
06 Aug 2010
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: MoveTrendLine function
Replies: 11
Views: 3229

Re: MoveTrendLine function

Thanks John!
Nice work.
by RobotMan
06 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Re: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"

I ran Tradecounter again this morning. MultiCharts was the only program running. I closed all workspaces except one. I only had one chart open, the same one seen in the previous .jpg attachments. 1. Histograms all still way, way below where expected - no change from previous results. 2. Using Proces...
by RobotMan
05 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Re: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"

John said Here is a simple way to prove that intrabarpersist is not the problem. IBP is not the issue as far as I can tell. If it sees the tick, it executes. It is just not seeing the tick and I am pointing this out to TSS and asking if I am not correct. Bottom line: My code should work as is. Eithe...
by RobotMan
05 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Re: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"

John said then the volume display will only be 200 rather than the proper display of 300 for the bar I am only counting ticks, not volume for each bar. So, in your example the proper answer would be a total of 3 ticks would be displayed by the histogram. John said One question. Why do you have 3 his...
by RobotMan
04 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Re: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"

Bumping this thread. I ran the same test with the following code that I have run before. I must be doing something wrong, because Andrew said that this would be fixed with the release of Version 6 build 3553. So my question to you MC gurus (Andrew? Anastassia? Dave?) is this. Why does this simple co...
by RobotMan
03 Aug 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forum problems. (Search, etc.)
Replies: 72
Views: 5605

Re: New Forum problems. (Search, etc.)

OMG This is horrible! For the love of God, please go back to the old forum software! I know... be more specific.... sorry I am too emotional. I cannot see all unread posts on one page. I cannot open attachments (.jpg .png) in a new tab, but must open them in separate software. I get lost too easily ...
by RobotMan
28 Jul 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strange email about an old post I created.
Replies: 2
Views: 362

This happened to me also - although a different subject line. I, too, backed out and went to the normal login page and logged in. I assumed it was the company that maintains the software for the forum site was changing stuff in the background. But I am cautious sort and thought it odd.
by RobotMan
24 Jul 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS update
Replies: 14
Views: 2213

I am sure Andrew is already keeping tabs on this. Besides, TS is playing catchup and is probably monitoring this forum, and others, to figure out their next move.

"Competition is good!"
by RobotMan
24 Jul 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Right Margin Limit
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Finally, someone agrees with me on this matter I also agree, Tresor! It would be nice if the right margin was in pixels and not bars. I also have about a 1/2 dozen other GUI bugaboos that irritate me about MC. But I have never been listened to (gotten any TS feedback) in the past, so I just don't o...
by RobotMan
09 Jul 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS 9 will be very tough for MC to be compatible
Replies: 13
Views: 2916

While I cannot share details at this moment, I can say that TS will be releasing some extremely powerful functionality with TS 9.0. Wow. 10 years has just flown by. It's about time that TS improved their product. While TS has been working on this new technology for more than 5 years, it is now time...
by RobotMan
02 Jul 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 4 feedback
Replies: 84
Views: 11638

I just loaded beta4 tonight and keep getting the "your PC is running out of memory error, "reduce bars or charts". I find that, when I get this error, I just shut down and restart - seems to solve the problem (memory load). In other words: You don't need to close down charts or workspaces. MC seems...
by RobotMan
28 Jun 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 3 feedback
Replies: 185
Views: 45615

Hi John,

Just wanted to publicly thank you for all the work you have put into researching this vital and urgent issue.
by RobotMan
20 Jun 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 3 feedback
Replies: 185
Views: 45615

Hi John, I was just about to return your PM, but then I noticed this post and thought it would be better to reply here. Here is the post (including my PL code) where I actually did several instances of the same indicator in the same chart and should have gotten the same results. http://forum.tssuppo...
by RobotMan
20 Jun 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 3 feedback
Replies: 185
Views: 45615

Hi John, Maybe I do not understand. In my testing I see each bar receiving ALL the data. However, that same data is missing from being represented in an indicator that uses IntraBarPersist. Ie: I can set up a volume bar chart and in subgraph 2 each histogram of "Ticks" shows a full bar of volume. If...
by RobotMan
20 Jun 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Grail acquired by TS
Replies: 46
Views: 10033

I hope Wouter monitors this forum and realizes how out of touch with reality he is. If someone cut and pasted this post in his forum, I would have no objection. The fact is that MultiCharts is getting away with murder by exploiting a very grey area. Several months ago I was also excited about MC. Bu...
by RobotMan
19 Jun 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 3 feedback
Replies: 185
Views: 45615

Hi John, You have done more research than anyone else on the forum concerning this issue and I trust your conclusions. I don't know what the problem is. I only know what the results are; unreliable volume counts intrabar in any indicator research I try to do even though the charts themselves update ...
by RobotMan
18 Jun 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 3 feedback
Replies: 185
Views: 45615

Hi Dave,
Please try to use the IntraBarPersist keyword.

You realize that IntraBarPersist is unreliable at the present time (MC v6 b3) because of multithreading capability of MC and has promised to be fixed by Andrew.
by RobotMan
15 Jun 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: could you explain "time in force" ?
Replies: 1
Views: 444

I googled "GTC DAY IOC" and found an answer in less than 5 seconds. GTC: A Good Till Cancelled (GTC) order remains in the system until the trading member cancels it. However, the system cancels this order if it is not traded within a number of days parameterised by the Exchange. Day: Day orders are ...
by RobotMan
02 Jun 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: issue with UpTicks/DownTicks for minute charts
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Hi vking, It just might be your data provider. I use eSignal and I have the same problem. It sucks. I don't know if it is MC or the data provider. Check out this thread: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=7389 The limitation can be overcome. The info is in there. It might be nice to know fro...
by RobotMan
27 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Win free lifetime license to MultiCharts on Big Mike Trading
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

I don't normally do this since this is TSSupport's forum and I like to stay on topic and supportive of their efforts. But BMT is a great site. I looked into "BigMikeTrading" and after reading many threads, I joined BMT and ponied up for "The Elite Circle". If you use TS, MC or NT - it is a great pla...
by RobotMan
18 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Are there any estimates on the MC 6.0 beta4 release date?
Replies: 5
Views: 844

C'mon John, we all know you're still using 2.1.999.999 and will never change! :D
by RobotMan
14 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: suggestion -- Text_SetLocation
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Hi drudominique, Here is some sample code to see how this works. Note: MC already has a tick countdown timer now. There is a trick where I use "time_s + 1" to locate the text. Others might have better ways to do this, but I am not a programmer. cheers. // Bob Perry 9/07, 11/08 // This only works on:...
by RobotMan
07 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Custom Future with no down volume
Replies: 12
Views: 1179

Mobiius, I wanted to give you an answer of some type. I too, have wanted to use minute based bars, I really do. However... I use eSignal and Zen-Fire. I don't know why. But minute charts only show total volume. Dumb huh. If you want to find upvol and downvol you need to use a tick or volume type cha...
by RobotMan
06 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 3 feedback
Replies: 185
Views: 45615

During those wild 30 minutes free fall in the US, I had almost 5 minutes delayed chart data That's what happens in fast markets. You put an order in and it gets filled where your chart has not traded yet. It's a weird feeling when you get so much slippage, but usually it means the market really wan...
by RobotMan
05 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forgettable Toolbarz
Replies: 22
Views: 2593

MC uninstalled deleted directories (all over the place), cleaned registry, reboot MC installed, copy back-up files over ... Toolbars fixed ... Infact I think it took longer to import and compile my studies than it did to reinstall MC. I really gotta pare down my 3 billion custom studies that I never...
by RobotMan
05 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 3 feedback
Replies: 185
Views: 45615

So the text is always active now.
How could that work if all text is active? What if I have 20 different text objects on my chart? Which ID would it return? Am I missing something here?
by RobotMan
04 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forgettable Toolbarz
Replies: 22
Views: 2593

Hi John, Agreed, 10 - 20 seconds is all it takes. As I doubt anyone from TSS will respond to this thread. I installed MC on another computer and looked at the registry entries in the same location as the above post. It did not contain any entry for toolbars and seemed to work fine. No toolbar proble...
by RobotMan
03 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Does anyone know the symbol for Russell 2000 ? Thanks
Replies: 6
Views: 994

I don't trade it anymore, but I believe it trades on Nybot.
See attached.
by RobotMan
02 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: plot function with large offsets
Replies: 17
Views: 1403

Nice. Thanks, John!
by RobotMan
02 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forgettable Toolbarz
Replies: 22
Views: 2593

I think we are talking about 2 different problems here, but I think it requires only 1 solution. I keep my toolbar attached to the main window which is always on monitor #1. John detaches his toolbars and locates them on monitor #2. The info about the toolbars is located in the registry here: see at...
by RobotMan
01 May 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forgettable Toolbarz
Replies: 22
Views: 2593

Hi folks, On my main computer, I am still having the problem with the toolbars (see first post attachments) and I don't want to uninstall/reinstall MC. (On another computer they are just fine on startup). Is there a registry edit I can do to get MC to remember how the toolbar is set up? Thanks!
by RobotMan
28 Apr 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 3 feedback
Replies: 185
Views: 45615

Hi Mike, You said Thx MC team -- lots of new stuff in this beta it seems! Except when I first install beta3, I don't see any file in the program dir showing "what's new" in this release. Is there a "readme" somewhere that shows this? As an intraday discretionary trader, I see nothing new for me in t...
by RobotMan
23 Apr 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: [PL] How to stop a loop?
Replies: 21
Views: 2178

Give me a break! So the TS help will show you some reserved words, that are not yet documented in MC An undocumented "break" statement????? That's huge. I can't believe this. All this time and I never knew about that magical word of code in EL/PL. Wow, learned something new. Do you have to own/subs...
by RobotMan
19 Apr 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Gomcd for NT
Replies: 4
Views: 2126

Hi scalp2000, Indicators like this do exist and are easy to code up for MC. However, at the moment, the reserved word "intrabarpersist" needed to calculate it, does not work properly on every tick at the present. (Do a search on this forum for "intrabarpersist" for the full story and many examples o...
by RobotMan
18 Apr 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: order type: OCA
Replies: 15
Views: 2570

Marekj said I will explain why I don't like you. <snip> This is not EliteTrader.com. I don't care if Bruce couldn't create a system to trade his way out of a paper sack. He has been a prolific and valuable asset here and has not been disingenuous about his motives. You might have some disagreements ...
by RobotMan
08 Apr 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ?is true? or..Why I don´t see that in Announcements forum?
Replies: 22
Views: 4051

These dubious TSS secret handshakes through special deal emails just smell funny. And that's my 2¢. OK, Andrew I might have over reacted, but I did say it was an off-topic post. I don't have an issue with price or how TSS offers additional licenses. That is your business. My beef is with people in ...
by RobotMan
06 Apr 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Found this: Adaptrade Builder
Replies: 16
Views: 8245

Quantum Charts doesn't look like it does EL. You know what I would be interested in? EL to Ninjascript conversion. That would be cool. I remember a couple of years ago, a guy by the name of Joel Reymont (I can't remember how to spell his last name - he lives in South Africa) tried to develop an onli...
by RobotMan
05 Apr 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Found this: Adaptrade Builder
Replies: 16
Views: 8245

Wow, that's a tenth the cost of Mike Barna's.
http://www.tradingsystemlab.com/howtoorder.aspx
by RobotMan
05 Apr 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ?is true? or..Why I don´t see that in Announcements forum?
Replies: 22
Views: 4051

Off-topic, put I have to chime in... Geizer said Despite all the facts I still do beta-testing (although I don't know anymore whether I should continue - TSS merely provide feedback to bug reports, most of them go into a black hole, as if TSS no longer interested and don't give a .... about it. Mari...
by RobotMan
25 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Range Bar Volume
Replies: 21
Views: 3322

Andrew,

Did you see this thread?
by RobotMan
22 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Andrew! You're alive! Thank God!
Replies: 6
Views: 1536

Andrew! You're alive! Thank God!
I have missed you.
by RobotMan
09 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Close Price of Prior Day at selected time
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

Hi TJ, Yeah, I just assumed he wouldn't use CloseD anymore, because it is sort of anachronistic. If you look inside the function code, it never references the actual open or close; it looks for "date<>date[1]" and then sets an array element. I guess it is ok if you are looking at daily data or RTH d...
by RobotMan
09 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Close Price of Prior Day at selected time
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

I can confirm that Bruce's method is a better way to go. Here's why: Lets say a session is listed in QM as ending at 15:15, but in charting the last tick actually has a time stamp of 15:14:59. The code will never set the variable. I actually have set a flag (see: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic...
by RobotMan
08 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: DRM message on Mar 4
Replies: 16
Views: 1910

John Said: I could be wrong but if I remember correctly the program "pingplotter" can give you a very long history (of many hours if you wish) as to what IP addresses are having any problems and when. John is right. I use PP all the time. It is simply an indispensable tool. It is easy to set up aler...
by RobotMan
04 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Timer-Based Calculation
Replies: 18
Views: 1752

It is pretty much obvious to anyone that they're busy No, it's not. Silence/neglect does not equate to busy. It's nice that you are in contact with TSS and have conveyed this information to the forum. But for the most part, all I can tell is, there is a bunch of dedicated Beta testers that post and...
by RobotMan
04 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Timer-Based Calculation
Replies: 18
Views: 1752

TS Support will likely be more responsive to suggestions once the immediate pressing needs of getting 6.0 released are accomplished.


Are you the official TSS spokesperson now?
by RobotMan
04 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Range Bar Volume
Replies: 21
Views: 3322

They are aggressively working to finish up 6.0. It seems likely they will be more active once that is completed and the next steps have been taken. You know this for a fact? I mean, for several years they have been aggressively working but always found time to answer and clarify issues raised by th...
by RobotMan
03 Mar 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Range Bar Volume
Replies: 21
Views: 3322

Using the zen-fire feed, I get huge upticks and downticks that just cannot be correct Hi Richard, Yes, several of us have noticed this. I know that you and Bill use range bars quite a bit at EOTpro and it is unfortunate that you are unable to use MultiCharts because of this and because of the intra...
by RobotMan
23 Feb 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Range Bar Volume
Replies: 21
Views: 3322

Hi Super, Good article, thanks! I agree with that study. Nothing leads price. What I look for is folks that are "underwater" and the larger traders are squeezing them at possible turns (imaginary places on charts that traders think are important - previous highs and lows, prior day pivots, moving av...
by RobotMan
23 Feb 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Suggestion: PowerEditor Speed
Replies: 25
Views: 2906

Amen to Janus.
by RobotMan
22 Feb 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Suggestion: PowerEditor Speed
Replies: 25
Views: 2906

That looks pretty sweet. I like the dictionary drag and drop, too.
I also miss a split window in PLE.
by RobotMan
20 Feb 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Range Bar Volume
Replies: 21
Views: 3322

Thanks Tekram! Thanks for the suggestions. I use other software at this time for volume research since I make all my intraday trading decisions based on volume analysis and price action at turning points. There are several issues about deficient real time volume handling in MC. I know I could use ol...
by RobotMan
19 Feb 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Range Bar Volume
Replies: 21
Views: 3322

Thanks Steven and Bruce,

Looks like range bars have huge volumes (one 5 point bar has the equivalent of a year's volume on the ES! haha). and it looks like it's not just me.



Andrew / Anastassia,

Can you weigh in on this? It looks like there is a problem.
by RobotMan
18 Feb 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Range Bar Volume
Replies: 21
Views: 3322

Range Bar Volume

I was checking some exhaustion volume stuff on rangebars and noticed some weird results. I noticed that I was getting hundreds of millions of contracts per 5 point rangebar on the ES today (20090218). I promptly realized that I have finally gone totally nuts. :? I have checked using reserved words; ...
by RobotMan
03 Feb 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New Subject: Studies not getting executed on every tick.
Replies: 20
Views: 4409

Hi Nick

Not yet in Ver 6 Beta 2. I test it every time a new one comes out.

Maybe, for real-time trading, go to a single core CPU and turn off Multi-threading? (j/k :wink: )
by RobotMan
31 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: DRM vs Dongle
Replies: 49
Views: 11808

I think a dongle is silly. TSS has looked into all the available security options for this software and has determined that DRM would be the best choice for a myriad of reasons including reliability and practicality. Andrew says DRM is fixed. What is the MTBF for the DRM? I bet your local internet c...
by RobotMan
27 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 2 feedback
Replies: 79
Views: 34522

Hi John, Regarding the above I didn't imply that did I? Oops! No, I didn't mean you, I meant software companies in general and TSS in particular. They have this awesome charting and testing software but no updates to the user manual since version 3 until I just heard about a user manual for 5.5 a co...
by RobotMan
27 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 6.0 Beta 2 feedback
Replies: 79
Views: 34522

Hi John, I agree. Having a wiki for a MC Beta is nice. It will never happen, but it's nice. But saying a software package is "released" without a .pdf user manual is just wrong on so many levels. It's just lazy and a disservice to new users. I shouldn't have to come to a user forum to find out why m...
by RobotMan
14 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: FindBar maximum
Replies: 5
Views: 803

I wrote something a while back. you might look at it for example code. I don't know if it will help or not.

http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=5889
by RobotMan
12 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Authorization Licence issue
Replies: 84
Views: 14307

It is somewhat naive for developers to think they can combat piracy via this particular "phone-home" method. I went to the grocery store the other day to buy apples. I walked right in the front door and picked up the apples and went to the cashier and paid for them and walked right out. I was amaze...
by RobotMan
11 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Does anyone from MC ever respond to the threads here?
Replies: 12
Views: 1545

I have a lifetime license to Windows 98. :lol:
I have received every update to it, too.
by RobotMan
08 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Ramdisk and temporary files for Multicharts, Qutoemanager et
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Just as an aside. TSS redesigned the program so that if the computer hangs and requires a re-boot, all your data is saved and you can restart in short order without having to download a whole bunch of data. Having it located on a ramdisk will, of course, eliminate that safeguard.
by RobotMan
08 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forgettable Toolbarz
Replies: 22
Views: 2593

So I guess I am the only one with toolbar problems.
by RobotMan
06 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts User Guide
Replies: 8
Views: 3143

Bump.
I am not trying to nag or anything. Just sayin'
by RobotMan
06 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Countdown
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Hi Jimmy,

Nice to see you posting in here.
Hope you become a regular!
by RobotMan
06 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forgettable Toolbarz
Replies: 22
Views: 2593

Are you grabbing the left verticle line when you move them ?

Is there any other way to move them?

They were fine until I installed beta 2.
by RobotMan
04 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Forgettable Toolbarz
Replies: 22
Views: 2593

Forgettable Toolbarz

MC 6.0 b2

When I start up MC the Toolbars don't remember previous layout.
They kinda just do their own thing every time...
by RobotMan
04 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Indicator value as Candle-Chart
Replies: 11
Views: 1761

Sweet!
by RobotMan
01 Jan 2010
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Indicator value as Candle-Chart
Replies: 11
Views: 1761

lol.
Horse --> Water


Try:
Intrabarpersist
Set H and L variables
Use paintbar
by RobotMan
27 Dec 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New Cursor/Pointer Feature
Replies: 24
Views: 4655

Gann_Man wrote:
Please send me a price quote of what the cost would be if you are willing to add this feature for me.


+1
Please send Gann_Man a quote. :)
by RobotMan
17 Dec 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Holiday season news
Replies: 14
Views: 3142

Andrew and the gang, Thanks! Just installed it and look forward to playing with it the next two weeks! The install went smooth (as usual) and I like the option to compile (although upon opening PLE and checking, it did not compile all and I had to click on "compile/all uncompiled" to finish up a few...
by RobotMan
10 Dec 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Volume breakdown chart
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

such indicators will be inaccurate unless MC version 6 introduces a way to synchronously read best bid ask Time will tell, but I think you might be right. However, if this is an important area in your trading as it is mine, there are other software solutions, as I have mentioned in other posts (ie:...
by RobotMan
07 Dec 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Volume breakdown chart
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Hi thariman, The short answer: If you just want upticks - downticks displayed as a histogram then you are ok. MC is fine. But if you want MC to count volume on the bid and ask, then you will have to wait until version 6 releases. the long answer, see: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=6307 ...
by RobotMan
03 Dec 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Folders for Indicators inside PLE and Studies List
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

+1
I am like TJ. Amen to that!
by RobotMan
29 Nov 2009
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: How to get ELcollections to read a 3 field CSV file.
Replies: 10
Views: 5781

Hi John,

I don't use ELC or ADE, but I wanted to say "thanks!" for posting the zip file cuz I know a lot of people do use it.
by RobotMan
23 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Hi Nick, Incidentally the issue with inside bid is not so much that best bid and ask change independently it is that insidebid insideask functions read the current values rather than the value when the ticks occurred. I don't look at best bid/ask. I was doing some research on trade size frequency an...
by RobotMan
19 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New Subject: Studies not getting executed on every tick.
Replies: 20
Views: 4409

Hi Steven, Andrew already confirmed the bug and estimated a fix in the Ver 6 release. That seems like a long way away, but oh well. Hi John, WOW. I go away for a day or so and then I come back to this post. Awesome. This forum is really lucky to have you. ( and TJ and SUPER and on and on...)
by RobotMan
16 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Hi John,

That is a very good test to show that the internal tick total and the indicator counter do not agree. I am going to hang onto that code because it actually shows *where* the problem occurs.

thanks
by RobotMan
16 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Andrew,
Thanks! You don't know how much I look forward to the release!

John, SUPER,
Thanks for helping out with your time, effort and insight!
by RobotMan
16 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Function request: TradeTime_s additional to TradeTime
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

Yes, plus......

SessionStartTime_s
SessionEndTime_s

Believe it or not, this line does not work in some cases:
If time >= SessionStartTime(1,2)... until 1 minute after the session starts.

Thanks!
by RobotMan
15 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Hi John, I think MC is counting ticks correctly in the "ticks" reserve word and I think that some of these ticks are not triggering the execution of the study. This is what I believe is true also. I will be watching the new code execute this coming week and checking the log that the GV creates. No b...
by RobotMan
14 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

SUPER, Wow - I wish I could even get close to the results you got! It would be totally acceptable because it is so consistent not only from bar to bar but also between each subchart. I hope that I can find resolution for this as I am very frustrated with this situation. Maybe Andrew can shed more li...
by RobotMan
12 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

I thought I would tag this on to an old thread because I got curious about using intrabarpersist to do some statistical analysis of data. I wrote some simple code to test a theory and kept getting weird results. One of the basic trouble shooting things I do when I write code is to make sure my assum...
by RobotMan
09 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What happens when GV limit is hit?
Replies: 2
Views: 577

The earth stops spinning, dogs walk backwards, and governments become smaller and less intrusive into our personal lives.

I actually don't know, John. But I have heard it is so.
by RobotMan
09 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Moving Average Calculation
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

32 bit double precision numbers have a lot of decimal places. You probably could use the "round" reserved word (see attached) when calculating the variables that describes the MA.
by RobotMan
09 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Books for Beginners
Replies: 6
Views: 2198

Somebody, it might have been TJ (sorry whoever it was), posted a nice site for beginners a while back:
http://markplex.com/tutorials.php
A nice place to start.
by RobotMan
09 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Any Better Way to Execute High Volume Orders??
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Amen to that.

Thanks!
by RobotMan
02 Nov 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Any Better Way to Execute High Volume Orders??
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

You would use one of the fastest and best trading interfaces I have ever seen for a retail trader: MD Trader (see: http://www.tradingtechnologies.com/xtrader.aspx ) Not only is the interface well laid out and totally configurable, it has the ability to show where your order is in the queue in real t...
by RobotMan
27 Oct 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Newsubject: ensuring subchart #2 lines appear
Replies: 48
Views: 4613

Hi John, Yeah the only way I can get two indicators to line up in a subchart is to use some contrived stuff. See: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=5889 or, kinda like you are doing, write all the code in one dedicated indicator. Another way, if you ar not using an oscilator that stays betw...
by RobotMan
26 Oct 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Newsubject: ensuring subchart #2 lines appear
Replies: 48
Views: 4613

Hi guys, I don't know if this helps, but... I tried playing around with session breaks in sub-charts a while back. See: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=5560 I found that just inserting the code as an indicator, into a subchart would give a vertical line at the session breaks. I just used ...
by RobotMan
17 Oct 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New Cursor/Pointer Feature
Replies: 24
Views: 4655

John Bowles said: The only thing I miss is loosing the cross hair when I highlight a tool I want to move. +1 I do the same thing with trendlines (and arrows too) that I want to line up with stuff (like volume) in subcharts. Since I trade intraday, I don't have a lot of time to mess around placing, c...
by RobotMan
07 Oct 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: CME Equity Futures Enhancement
Replies: 1
Views: 671

CME Equity Futures Enhancement

If you trade tickbars on the CME equity futures, you might notice a heck of a lot more bars all of a sudden. CME is splitting up the trades to give better transparency (or so they say - I have never heard of an exchange making it easier for retail traders). Read more here: http://blog.MD.com/?p=669
by RobotMan
24 Sep 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Suggestion for next release about milliseconds
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

There is a very interesting thread on the TradersLaboratory forum about this subject. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/f34/trade-intensity-5277.html I guess this is the direction some traders are inclined to go in the granularity and frequency research to unearth the order entry profile of "t...
by RobotMan
13 Sep 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Suggestion for next release about milliseconds
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

I would be very interested in any practical applicability of data parsed into .001 seconds (sub-one second bars) in any retail software application. I mean, just the latency of your internet connection to the exchange data, alone, is sometimes 100 times that on a good day. Unless you are set up in a...
by RobotMan
07 Sep 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Time and sales
Replies: 4
Views: 906

That's too bad that MC still does not have a simple T&S window... Seems like a simple thing to program. That's true, but often times redundant. Many times your data provider also has a T&S window available. I.e.: IB, eSignal, etc. I use NT/ZenFire and it has very nice T&S windows that c...
by RobotMan
13 Aug 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Goodbye from Marina Pashkova
Replies: 22
Views: 5184

Marina,

I will miss you very much!
Your understanding of MC has helped me immensely.
Plus, a bunch of us have a crush on you!

Good Luck wherever you go and all you do!
by RobotMan
07 Aug 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Date UI in PortfolioBacktester is different
Replies: 1
Views: 931

I've been enjoying my summer here in California and I'm back home for a few days and thought I would check in here. It's been a while since I've Angered Andrew or Maligned Marina.:) I don't like the dates in the PLE UI either. When you open a study, the dates look funny (IMO), even though they sort ...
by RobotMan
24 Jul 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: min, max, close chart icon
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Hi Marina, Ok, thanks for the info. I think I committed a "typical user" error then. (Beta tester questions - strictly rhetorical) 1. Why am I allowed to place toolbars in an area that the program is not expecting them to be and thus create this confusing situation for the user? 2. Can there be an e...
by RobotMan
22 Jul 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: min, max, close chart icon
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Hi Marina, It doesn't seem to work for me. WithToolbars.jpg - I seem to have plenty of space and yet the little icon thingy still wants to be all the way on the left side. MiddleToolbars.jpg - When I get rid of most of the toolbars and place the remaining toolbar in the middle of the window, it stil...
by RobotMan
18 Jul 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Precise Marker and Countdown Teaser. Coming Soon in MC6
Replies: 14
Views: 2967

This is what I currently use... // Bob Perry 9/07, 11/08 // This only works on: // "Tick" charts where "Build Volume On:" is set to "Tick Count" // "Contract" or "Volume Bars" where "Build Volume On:" is set to "Volume" inputs: ma...
by RobotMan
06 Jul 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: empty space holders in toolbars
Replies: 1
Views: 779

empty space holders in toolbars

Here's another cosmetic thing I noticed with 5.5 beta1.

when you customize the toolbars, a place holder seems to remain. (see: spacers.jpg).
by RobotMan
06 Jul 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: min, max, close chart icon
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

min, max, close chart icon

This is a cosmetic thing I noticed with 5.5 beta1. When maximizing a chart in a workspace; the "detach, min, max, close" icons (see: before.jpg) seem to move over to the middle of the standard main toolbar (see: after.jpg) instead of the big empty area on the extreme right of the workspace as I woul...
by RobotMan
29 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What happened to the Point(original) charts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Happy Easter Egg hunting!
http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?p=26473#26473

Andrew was thinking of you.
by RobotMan
27 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Do you really need the Jurik indicators? Please vote.
Replies: 32
Views: 9999

Andrew Said:
RobotMan,
Do you really think that we are promoting illegal software?

No Andrew, of course not. I was talking about stuff like this.
http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?p=25724#25724

Albeit a well meaning and friendly gesture.
by RobotMan
25 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Do you really need the Jurik indicators? Please vote.
Replies: 32
Views: 9999

I concur with Steven. I have used Jurik functions in my own indicators since the late 1990's. I converted the JMA I used in TS for (my own) use in MultiCharts and have continued to be impressed with the results. I use JMA every day. I have tried for over a year to buy the most current version, but a...
by RobotMan
17 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Function Storage
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Janus said:
Thanks Rob, that doco explains clearly how functions work with EL.
Your Welcome!

TJ said:
you are full of resources.
I'm full of something
:)
by RobotMan
16 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Function Storage
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Mark Jurik wrote a paper on this many years ago:
http://www.jurikres.com/down/Some%20Pro ... nguage.pdf

Hope that helps.
by RobotMan
16 Jun 2009
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Help with Date format
Replies: 14
Views: 4160

Back before the turn of the century, back when my gran'pappy was still alive, back in the '80s. The 1980's. The Cruz brothers commissioned a small group of programmers to write a program called "SystemWriter". It was back in a time when phones had cords and email didn't have an "e" and was delivered...
by RobotMan
14 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Hi John, Nice thought process of continually thinking things out. I am only good at discovering a problem and not so good at understanding it (or solving it) until Marina or Andrew or someone like you explains it to me. That is why I asked the initial question at the beginning of the thread and gave...
by RobotMan
11 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ARW_SetDirection
Replies: 11
Views: 2007

good call. That would make sense if you are only using one arrow and updating it to a new location and need to change it's direction. As opposed to creating a new arrow and deleting the previous one. Or, instead of ARW_SetDirection, add a new field to Arw_SetLocation(_s): Arw_SetLocation (ObjectID, ...
by RobotMan
11 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Changing Cursor Increment
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

I like the way it works. It's smooth in the vertical direction, just like every charting package I've ever used. Sometimes; when I am laying down a horizontal line, I actually have to open up the properties and type in the exact price I want it. Most of the time I just put a line down and it's "clos...
by RobotMan
10 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Fibonacci Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

View > Snap Mode (on), then try using the tool of your choice. Play around with it and see if that is what you want. (Just remember to turn it off when weird stuff happens when using other tools and you forget that it is turned on. It will drive you nuts until you realize it.) I would have also said...
by RobotMan
10 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Hi kh_model, Could the intriguing discrepency described above have anything to do with "tsShaper"? I have no idea. Marina did not mention that. What we do know is that MC and TS do not take a "hard look" at what bid/ask trades are being executed at. They take a guess by looking at a "snapshot" whene...
by RobotMan
08 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: dynamic number of plots in indicators
Replies: 5
Views: 1781

Maybe you could incorporate: TL_New_Self_s ?

I have heard others use this instead of plots. Plus, you can get a buttload of them on a chart by just issuing a new "ID".
by RobotMan
08 Jun 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Hi John, Been gone for awhile mountain biking in Moab, UT. and visiting friends. Just now catching up. You said In short, your study is probably executing when a tick comes in (the trade comes in) but bids and asks are changing in a totally different timing. That is exactly my point. An emini trade ...
by RobotMan
28 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts User Guide
Replies: 8
Views: 3143

MultiCharts User Guide

I am putting in my request for a version 5 MultiCharts User Guide. I have the April 2008 for version 3 and I find that I use it quite a bit. It was very well written and I like being able to just click on something and the .pdf just goes to the correct page. However, since there is so much new stuff...
by RobotMan
28 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Hi Nick, Well, the emphasis of development for MC is more for systems and portfolio testing and not for discretionary scalping. It's the law of diminishing returns really. So I don't expect to see any 5 level deep bids and offers displayed soon. I agree with you about Upticks and Downticks - they ar...
by RobotMan
25 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts 5.0 GOLD is now available!
Replies: 15
Views: 6787

Congratulations, Andrew and Company!!

This is the best charting software I have ever used.
by RobotMan
14 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Hi Marina, Thanks for getting back and answering some questions about the reserved word, IntraBarPersist. I realize that this answer not only reflects Multicharts, but probably TS also. I find it rather odd, that, using "build volume on": Volume, and then using the reserved words, "Upticks" and "Dow...
by RobotMan
13 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New subject: auto maxbarsback adjustment message needed.
Replies: 13
Views: 4538

Hi John, I only try stuff until I kinda get a solution, then I quit. I don't know why I use the code, I just know that the difference between the two JPGs is that line of code. I could've used "barnumber >= MBB", but I ended up using "Currentbar>=MBB". Infact, as I open up VIDYA to take a peek, I us...
by RobotMan
13 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New subject: auto maxbarsback adjustment message needed.
Replies: 13
Views: 4538

Wow, John! This is a lot of work. It is nice of you to document it for "posterity" even though I don't use any code at the moment that needs such drastic evaluation of maxbarsback. It is nice to be able to come to the forum and do searches when having trouble understanding how something works and fi...
by RobotMan
12 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: New subject: auto maxbarsback adjustment message needed.
Replies: 13
Views: 4538

Hi John, You have probably forgotten more about coding than I will ever learn - Believe me, I'm not trying to insult you... :) But do you ever use "If CurrentBar >= MaxBarsBack then begin" after any code that fills any arrays or sets variables? I use that whenever I don't want to start a plot on pri...
by RobotMan
12 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Regular Session ES #F Esignal
Replies: 2
Views: 1564

Hi reitberg,

You also might want to check out:
http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=6218

If you are using eSignal; You can add the continuous day only contract, "ES #F=2" (note space).

Hope that helps.
by RobotMan
07 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

TJ said: I know some software do it the way you described. My understanding is, MultiCharts has taken extra effort to program it the proper way. i.e. what is left over from one bar is used to start the next bar. Well, I'm a little less insane. But like Super says: I guess we have to keep scratching ...
by RobotMan
06 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"
Replies: 86
Views: 23669

Why I don't trust "IntraBarPersist"

I am posting two .jpg screens. They are two separate charts of identically the same data: ES 500 tick bars, volume built on volume, same amount of bars back. I essentially copied and pasted a window inside of multicharts and then "compiled" the indicator to get it to start at the exact same time on ...
by RobotMan
05 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: recalculate command
Replies: 17
Views: 4243

John bowles said:
Are you considering using this command Bob?

Hi John,
I did not know about it, but it looks like one of those solutions looking for a problem. I will have to play with it and think of one!
by RobotMan
04 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EOTPRO (Multicharts add-on products)
Replies: 55
Views: 21095

Hi Bill, I have watched some of your videos and found "Dumb Money" and Dumb money 2" very interesting. I too, have used the cumulative upticks - downticks to validate market movement using both the program generated Upticks & DownTicks and also the intrabarpersist TICKS at the currentbid or curr...
by RobotMan
04 May 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: recalculate command
Replies: 17
Views: 4243

Thanks John!
by RobotMan
16 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RobotMan Rant - "Layers" keep changing order
Replies: 22
Views: 6039

Hi Andrew, Here's my suggestion: The idea is similar to: If you open a "format study" window and click on the "properties" tab, you will see drop down menu called "Base Study On" and it will list all the data series in that chart. (See FormatStudy.jpg) Now what if: instead of opening "Visual Order.....
by RobotMan
13 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: trembling charts
Replies: 27
Views: 6514

5.0.2199.205
by RobotMan
13 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RobotMan Rant - "Layers" keep changing order
Replies: 22
Views: 6039

Thanks Andrew. It is not intuitive, but it works perfectly!
by RobotMan
13 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: trembling charts
Replies: 27
Views: 6514

from: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?p=25883#25519 The answer might be to have the next interval print in the price scale on the first tick of the condition and stay that way until the bar closes then revert back to what ever the correct interval should be. I now only see this infrequently...
by RobotMan
11 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC sends and receives data when symbols are disconnected
Replies: 6
Views: 2353

Lots of things access TCP and UDP ports when your computer runs. I use a free program called ActivePorts to see what is going on sometimes. It is a small program and does not take up much memory or CPU. http://www.devicelock.com/freeware.html Another good free utility to actually watch ALL your comp...
by RobotMan
10 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RobotMan Rant - "Layers" keep changing order
Replies: 22
Views: 6039

I am not having a problem in subcharts #2 and greater. Only in Subchart #1 where now the only option is OHLC.
by RobotMan
10 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: trembling charts
Replies: 27
Views: 6514

Andrew Said: So if it still trembles we need to investigate it more. IF you have it create movie with a free SWF recorder for us. Maybe we will find an explanation. So far we have no answer. I think the "First tick / Last tick" suggestion from a prior post of mine might be a viable solution. The ans...
by RobotMan
10 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: trembling charts
Replies: 27
Views: 6514

Andrew said:
Does it make sense for you?

Hi Andrew,
Yes, it makes perfect sense. I have seen it jump between 800 and 1000 and thought it was a "vertical" phenomenon.
I stand corrected.

Thank you!
by RobotMan
09 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: trembling charts
Replies: 27
Views: 6514

Hi Andrew, I disagree, but you are the boss. I think the width is fine. I have observed it only happens when an indicator is reaching an extreme vertical position and the price scale is quickly switching back and forth between the next and present price scale number on every tick. http://forum.tssup...
by RobotMan
08 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: trembling charts
Replies: 27
Views: 6514

Hello? Anyone? Bueller?
by RobotMan
07 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RobotMan Rant - "Layers" keep changing order
Replies: 22
Views: 6039

Hi Andrew, you should set Visual Order-> Send in the context menu of the indicator. I am not understanding this. When I right click on chart and select "Visual Order" I do not see any new options for indicators. I don't see any indicator plots to choose from in "format". Could you step me through th...
by RobotMan
06 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: walk forward backtesting
Replies: 11
Views: 3318

One of the tools I was going to request on April 1st was a Walk Forward Curve Fit tool. But since I don't think there is April Fool's day in Russia, I didn't think it would go over too well. I was also hoping for a return of "Clippy" or "Microsoft Bob" to help with placing orders or writing code in ...
by RobotMan
06 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RobotMan Rant - "Layers" keep changing order
Replies: 22
Views: 6039

I am following up and bumping. RobotMan said: 3. When you format an object (like a trendline) and pick Properties>fixed point or regression, that you can select from anything that is on the chart: ie: H,L,C, Midpoint, typicalprice, any moving average, any channel, ANY PLOT OF ANY INDICATOR AT ALL in...
by RobotMan
04 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Jurik Tools for MC- good news and bad news
Replies: 19
Views: 10983

Hi Garp, Totally agree. Like Steven, I have programmed and tested every filter I can get my hands on over the years. If nothing else, just to learn. Kaufman, Tilson, Chande, Ehlers (and probably more) - I have all their books. I use VIDYA quite extensively as a "dynamic" trendline because I find it ...
by RobotMan
03 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Jurik Tools for MC- good news and bad news
Replies: 19
Views: 10983

I can provide jma for multicharts for free.

So can I, and I appreciate the gesture. I can buy it fully cracked and opened off the internet for cheap, too. That is not the point of these posts. But thanks anyway.
by RobotMan
02 Apr 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Jurik Tools for MC- good news and bad news
Replies: 19
Views: 10983

April 2, 2009 I just got a reply from Jurik programmer, Norman Smith. He says not to expect anything for MC anytime soon. They are still working on getting their other software "Vista compatible" and there is no monetary incentive relative to MC compatibility. Just to let you know, they have been "w...
by RobotMan
31 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Same Moving Average Different Results?
Replies: 6
Views: 2004

I normally would probably not answer this and leave it to someone else, but it is more difficult than it seems to get this loaded from the QM. Check out: http://kb.esignalcentral.com/al/12/4/2925.html Futures Session ID's The ability to seperate the day and night sessions on certain futures are avai...
by RobotMan
29 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Digital Rights Management System?
Replies: 100
Views: 21472

I hope they reconsider this pop-up (see attached).
First you would be pissed, then you would be scared.
Awesome.
by RobotMan
29 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Help! DRM has locked me out of MultiCharts!
Replies: 32
Views: 8739

I use eSignal. I just pulled up a chart of a symbol I do not have any data for and it pulled in the historical data ok.
So I got that going for me. Which is nice.
by RobotMan
29 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Help! DRM has locked me out of MultiCharts!
Replies: 32
Views: 8739

I think somebody's working on the server hardware/software, because the name of the server has changed in the past few minutes.
I think this is just a blip and no cause for alarm.
by RobotMan
29 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Jurik Tools for MC- good news and bad news
Replies: 19
Views: 10983

Hi Arnie, JMA is a blackbox "moving average" that is a wonderfully delightful mix of: 1. Low lag 2. Minimal overshoot 3. Very smooth It can be used as a stand alone indicator, but where it shines is as a function that is called by other indicators. It basically smooths data for pre-processing. For s...
by RobotMan
29 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Help! DRM has locked me out of MultiCharts!
Replies: 32
Views: 8739

The server seems up and running at 216.154.216.141, however, it does not seem to respond for authorization requests.
by RobotMan
28 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Jurik Tools for MC- good news and bad news
Replies: 19
Views: 10983

I thought I would bump this topic. Any news? I haven't even been on his YahooGroup site in over a year. Other threads: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=4704 http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=4635 http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=2168 http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic....
by RobotMan
28 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: trembling charts
Replies: 27
Views: 6514

It's similar to:
http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?p=18071#18071
but significant digits does not seem the problem this time.
by RobotMan
28 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: trembling charts
Replies: 27
Views: 6514

I believe it now happens when a study is going to extremes and the next interval number (label step) is trying to display in the price scale column, at least that is what has happened to me (I do not "Divide Scale Labels" nor "Set Labels" step size manually). Ie: ( I know there is a margin above 5.0...
by RobotMan
27 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Beta4 constant hard drive chatter
Replies: 14
Views: 3307

Try:
Start>Settings>Control Panel>System>hardware>Device Manager>IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers>Primary IDE Channel>Advanced Settings

Hope that helps
by RobotMan
26 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Beta4 constant hard drive chatter
Replies: 14
Views: 3307

I realize that TSS as put a lot of thought and energy into data flow processing to make recoveries as painless as possible. I really like the way things run now. A suggestion might be: To have a user configurable buffer setting that is preset with a default and can be reset to the default later, if ...
by RobotMan
22 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Please post the most important issues here
Replies: 68
Views: 15466

In Beta, maybe the best way to keep track of the ongoing DRM project is with a green status button. It's clunky, but it's like a debugging tool or the output bar in PLE, or a print statement in code that you will later take out when it works right. Maybe the best final answer is nothing. When the pr...
by RobotMan
22 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Please post the most important issues here
Replies: 68
Views: 15466

Hi John, NT Trader has the exact same set-up - a little green box in the status bar that makes a sound when first connected to a feed and when the connection is lost it turns red and a voice comes on announcing "Connection Lost". It has never bothered me, but I suspect most traders using NT have the...
by RobotMan
22 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MarketPosition Is Screwy
Replies: 12
Views: 4601

You have to be logged-in to see/download it.
by RobotMan
22 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: [request] - Power Language Editor "add on"
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

+1 I really like this idea. I remember, in TS's Editor, I could click on a little icon and a search window would pop up and I could choose a category and type in a few letters and up would pop a list of suggested keywords and functions. I could choose one and it would be placed in my code at my last...
by RobotMan
21 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Please post the most important issues here
Replies: 68
Views: 15466

"most important issues" ;)

Is it possible to stop the authorized sign to blink?

Hi Arnie,

If this "most important issue" is getting in the way of profitable trading; see attached.
by RobotMan
20 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Recommended Download/Upload Speeds fro MCFX/FXCM auto trades
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

with my satellite internet provider... Hi willwill7, I am not an internet guru, but there probably a few on this list who are. But what I do know, from years of trading online, is that satellite is the worst way to go. You definitely want a landline (whether copper wire or optical fiber) heading in...
by RobotMan
16 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Digital Rights Management System?
Replies: 100
Views: 21472

Here's one thing I didn't realize.
If you double click on "Not Authorized" a window with your registration info pops up. If you click "ok" MC will now "Authorize". I don't have to shut down and restart MC.
Nice.
by RobotMan
16 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Digital Rights Management System?
Replies: 100
Views: 21472

Hi Andrew, I don't know if you still need this info, but: Started up MC this morning (16Mar09 0714 PDT) and was shown screen (DRM-1.jpg) saying that I would not receive real-time data. I clicked "ok" and MC continued to load. I noticed that, sure enough, it was "not authorized" (DRM-2). However, it ...
by RobotMan
13 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Please post the most important issues here
Replies: 68
Views: 15466

Andrew,

Are you replying inside of the senders original post?
Kinda confusing without a sig. It looks like poster is talking to himself.

Thanks
by RobotMan
11 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RobotMan Rant - "Layers" keep changing order
Replies: 22
Views: 6039

For example, lets say I have as one of my indicators in subchart #1, a volume countdown, that is basically a text counter nearby the currentbar. It, for some unknown reason is in the #1 position when right clicking on the pricescale. Snap mode is turned off. Now, let's say I choose an "up arrow" an...
by RobotMan
11 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RobotMan Rant - "Layers" keep changing order
Replies: 22
Views: 6039

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the follow-up.
After playing around with other drawing tools today, I noticed that most of them are broken when the aforementioned conditions exist (ie: data or indicator of interest not at #1).

Appreciate your continued development,
by RobotMan
10 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Digital Rights Management System?
Replies: 100
Views: 21472

Andrew,

Here you go.

Thanks.
by RobotMan
10 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is Beta 4 stable ?
Replies: 34
Views: 9504

Hi Andrew, I actually like the way you had it before. It makes more sense to go to multiples of the minmove/pricescale (.25 for ES). Why would anyone want random numbers in the pricescale? (rhetorical). Right now, I just leave it alone because MC does a better job of adjusting the pricescale than do...
by RobotMan
10 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Digital Rights Management System?
Replies: 100
Views: 21472

Hi Andrew, In the past, I have seen people post their logs and it seemed there were many more files than I can find. I searched for "*.log", "*.txt", "log" and could only come up with one file for MC located at: C:\Documents and Settings\bobperry\Local Settings\Temp\TS Support\Logs\TSSupplier\eSigna...
by RobotMan
10 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Digital Rights Management System?
Replies: 100
Views: 21472

Beta 4 has been working flawlessly until today 10Mar09 at 0823 PDT(see attached). eSignal Data Manager working fine. NT working fine. PingPlotter says no dropouts to eSignal Datafarm. I waited for it to start up by itself again. But it didn't, so I shut it down. And I am done trading for the day.
by RobotMan
07 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RobotMan Rant - "Layers" keep changing order
Replies: 22
Views: 6039

the is NO PROBLEM even if the trendline is anchored to the moving average. But, it is a problem. Especially if it is anchored to the wrong moving average. So long as the moving average is set to: "Format Study>Scaling>Scale Range>Same As Symbol". This is always the case. before you click on the pri...
by RobotMan
06 Mar 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RobotMan Rant - "Layers" keep changing order
Replies: 22
Views: 6039

RobotMan Rant - "Layers" keep changing order

Version 5.0 Beta 4 (Build 2106) If you have ever tried to set a default trendline to anchor on the "close" and then try to apply it to a chart and find that it attaches to a moving average or goes completely out of sight, and no matter what you do, you can't get it to attach to anything else, then y...
by RobotMan
21 Feb 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Direct ChartTrader
Replies: 6
Views: 1276

Hi John, MultiCharts, has the best charting ability that I have found. I can write (in PowerLanguage) just about any indicator and have it update in real time and have just about any type of barchart update in real-time. I like it and I like the direction that TSS is going. However, I am not the dem...
by RobotMan
20 Feb 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: annoying behaviour
Replies: 1
Views: 973

I too, am annoyed when trying to select text in PLE. I wish that when I "mouse cursor" select text that the selection would not jump to where PLE "thinks" the selection should start or end. Another thing that is annoying is when double clicking on variables with underscores or periods in the variabl...
by RobotMan
17 Feb 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Problems with the speed of plotting charts? Feedback needed.
Replies: 18
Views: 3530

Hi Marina, This is really great to hear! Ever since my TS days, I try and set any indicators to not "update every tick" because of the unnecessary load on the cpu, but I did not know there was a graphics problem with redraws (probably because I use so few indicators). In spite of my occasional sarca...
by RobotMan
29 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session breaks show always at midnight
Replies: 14
Views: 3087

Hi Marina, I was messing around in QM and found that I can edit, add, and delete custom templates here: Tools>Session Templates I created a new one and applied it to a symbol and it works! I can also edit the existing template: "CME: EquityIndex Futures [E-mini] (Combined)" for multi session breaks ...
by RobotMan
28 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session breaks show always at midnight
Replies: 14
Views: 3087

Hi Marina,

Yes, that is a good solution.

Thanks!
by RobotMan
28 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SUGGESTION
Replies: 15
Views: 2451

Hi brendanh, A technique that I learned from Jimmy Snowden of the "Omega List" (He was an expert with TS2000i and uses MC now and might even be in this forum), is to save workspaces by name and date, then if you screw something up, just re-open a backup. Also, You might try creating a template and e...
by RobotMan
26 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session breaks show always at midnight
Replies: 14
Views: 3087

Thanks Marina, That seems to do the trick. To create the custom session, I basically had to start from scratch and work backwards from the right hand side to the left, or the lines would jump around and it was very confusing. I also learned that I can't start with Sunday. Is there a way to save my c...
by RobotMan
26 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Video capture of TWS/MC and Voice recognition.
Replies: 9
Views: 2256

I have not really been following this thread much, but I will add my 2 cents. If you have to create a text file that is later "found" by the program (not kept in it's own memory location except on disk file), it might be better to create a virtual drive (RAM drive) in regular memory (maybe using som...
by RobotMan
23 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session breaks show always at midnight
Replies: 14
Views: 3087

Hi Marina, Has anyone told you today how amazing your are? I have no idea how to get multiple session breaks to work like in your screen shot. Here is as far as I got: QMSessionsWindow.jpg - How I set up the session times. FormatWindow.jpg - How I set up the Chart. MCSessionBreaks.jpg - What it look...
by RobotMan
21 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: INDICATORS
Replies: 4
Views: 1732

Hi Tim, go here: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?p=23425 But you will need to be able to program in Powerlanguage to get it to work. Hint: just about every oscillator is an XAverage compared to another xAverage by either subtracting, dividing or using the Log. They are used to filter out "n...
by RobotMan
17 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session breaks show always at midnight
Replies: 14
Views: 3087

(Best Andy Rooney imitation "ON") Ever wonder why you can "Show Session Breaks" in the "Format Window" (see attached) and it only shows 1 break even thought the check box specifically is in the plural sense? Ever wonder why MC only thinks that the end of the day or middle of the night is the only si...
by RobotMan
16 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session breaks show always at midnight
Replies: 14
Views: 3087

See: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?p=21656 I have another indicator that prints vertical TL on the price chart at session breaks and paints all the overnight bars blue, but I am not at my trading computer location right now or I would post that one also. Note: SessionStartTime(1,1) gives ...
by RobotMan
16 Jan 2009
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: computation of indicators while data backfilling
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

I think the way it works now is very stable as compared to the old way dupl is describing. I remember this was a big issue about a year ago and I think TSS has pretty much (for most users) made this problem go away. The charts never "hang" ("waiting for data" forever) and I see much fewer red balloo...
by RobotMan
27 Dec 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart arrangement lost in workspace after restart
Replies: 24
Views: 4442

Hi TJ, Yes, I have done that. My experience has been that MC loses track of where you set a default property in a Drawing Object. ie: Let's say you always want your TL drawn from close to close and so you set that as the default TL property. You have a few channels and MAs on your chart and sometime...
by RobotMan
27 Dec 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart arrangement lost in workspace after restart
Replies: 24
Views: 4442

There is a lot of software for trading out there. It depends if you are just learning or are just trading as to what will be appealing. Making money is more important to me than trying new software out. Yet, I want the best, but am willing to be satisfied with the top 90%. AB, Neoticker, Ensign, SC,...
by RobotMan
27 Dec 2008
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: ScreenBarsBack.pla
Replies: 2
Views: 3587

ScreenBarsBack.pla

Hi folks, Usually, when plotting one oscillator on top of another the "zero lines" don't match up unless you go in and manually dink around with the scaling. You might remember this post: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?p=20394&highlight=#20394 Well, I kept thinking about it and during ...
by RobotMan
27 Dec 2008
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: VWAP Oscillator (StDeV based)
Replies: 23
Views: 17117

I don't come in here too often, but I was going to post some code today and noticed this thread. There is a pretty good discussion of VWAP and Std Dev on the TradersLaboratory site. I have read through it and I DO use VWAP as a Moving Average S/R point on the chart, but not all the other stuff he ta...

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