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by biffhero
20 Jul 2021
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Code to show / hide plots
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Code to show / hide plots

A friend was explaining to me how TOS made enabling and disabling charts really easy. And how it was easier in MC than in TS. Well, this was "This is the sort of thing up with which I could not put." Shout out to Jeremy for being The Unreasonable Man https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/536961-the-reaso...
by biffhero
13 Apr 2021
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is there a check to return if the chart contains Data2 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Is there a check to return if the chart contains Data2 ?

I am working on an indicator that looks at data1 through data7. I have the same question as the user in this thread: https://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?t=48038 and I'm wondering if that thread from 2011 is still the "state of the art". :-) Do I have to have the user set flags, or c...
by biffhero
24 Jan 2021
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Bug: Format Instrument forgets instruments. [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Bug: Format Instrument forgets instruments. [SOLVED]

I really like this feature, as well. I think it is called a "narrowing search". For instance, if I type "g", then my instruments which _start with_ g will appear. Well, you can guess where I would like to see this, right? wildcards. I tried to bring up AAPL by typing in all of the wildcards and rege...
by biffhero
24 Jan 2021
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Solution for trading earning releases?
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Solution for trading earning releases?

@salzburg I agree with you that a supported API is probably going to be more sustainable long term than a web scraper. One value I found in that code that was in that earlier thread was the fact that even though it was unsupported going forward, at least now I saw a good example of how to feed data ...
by biffhero
23 Jan 2021
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Solution for trading earning releases?
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Solution for trading earning releases?

@salsburg , A few months ago, I was reading everything I could find with respect to MC and EL and all this amazing game. I came across this thread with 132 posts in it : https://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?t=9951 I believe the key terms here are "Economic Events Collection for Multi...
by biffhero
30 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: from mc export xml file to git
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: from mc export xml file to git

Congrats on your tool Biffhero. :) 2. Use source control. I am certain that the professional money managers hire programmers who use source control. I note that even TradingView has source control built into the web platform. I'm not asking MC to make git happen. I'm saying that if we have access t...
by biffhero
29 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: from mc export xml file to git
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: from mc export xml file to git

Dude - I think you are "losing it" ! ELD is a horrible extension....it's encrypted or BASE64 encoded or something. PLEASE, PLEASE DEFAULT TO ".txt" instead. That's known as Plain Text. Here is the NotePad++ rendition of the contents of an ELD file: MWRKArea.wrk ORCMP  =‹ .T, á Äð` ÿ 0H> ø<@¿­Ûþºû...
by biffhero
29 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: from mc export xml file to git
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: from mc export xml file to git

Rob - I think we need to take this offline for sure. Where should we do it ? Github ?
Sure thing. That's where I'm doing it anyway.

Have fun,
Rob
by biffhero
29 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: from mc export xml file to git
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: from mc export xml file to git

You are probably aware of this problem: name mangling. No biggie and probably easily fixed. See attached. Thanks again !
Issue #1 has been closed. You will like what happens much more now. Please give it a try and let me know.

https://github.com/biffhero/mcExport/issues/1
by biffhero
29 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: from mc export xml file to git
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: from mc export xml file to git

@syswizard : #2 closed.

edit: I chose "eld", do a new pull and you will have it.
by biffhero
29 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: from mc export xml file to git
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: from mc export xml file to git

One more thing.....please add a second parameter to specify the output filetype/extension. The current filetype is unsearchable in Windows. I had to use the Bulk File Rename utility to rename all files to ".txt". Note: other users may want an extension of "esl" or something else. Reason : A diction...
by biffhero
29 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: from mc export xml file to git
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: from mc export xml file to git

One more thing.....please add a second parameter to specify the output filetype/extension. The current filetype is unsearchable in Windows. I had to use the Bulk File Rename utility to rename all files to ".txt". Note: other users may want an extension of "esl" or something else. Reason : A diction...
by biffhero
29 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: from mc export xml file to git
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: from mc export xml file to git

I just want to say..."Bravo" Dude. This is something I've always wanted...and this provides the ability to search thru the source code of thousands of functions, indicators, signals, etc. to find keywords and strings. Wow ! That being said, here is some feedback. After installing Python 3.8 (3.9 wi...
by biffhero
28 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: from mc export xml file to git
Replies: 14
Views: 746

from mc export xml file to git

Hi guys, I was having trouble sharing code with a friend who uses TS. I believe this is something that TS could fix, but it is also something that I can go after myself. I made an initial script, it reads the xml dump and pulls out the base64 encoded files in the archive, and puts the functions, ind...
by biffhero
23 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to reset the constant name space?
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: How to reset the constant name space?

I have figured out a method that has worked 3 times in a row. To begin with, I set up the items which I want to use in their own block. I then set up the following two lines above them: //variables: inputs: Then, as I want to change any of the test variables, I "move" the items from being variables ...
by biffhero
21 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to reset the constant name space?
Replies: 1
Views: 196

How to reset the constant name space?

I have one signal that I am writing which has inputs. I am using it to supply Global Variables to other scripts. This helps a lot with keeping my programs separate from one another. This is a very nice feature in MultiCharts, thank you for implementing it, I'm sure it wasn't easy or cheap. However, ...
by biffhero
21 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Mixed Automated and Manual Trading
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Mixed Automated and Manual Trading

When you create the manual order, and the signal stops firing, doe the "SA" icon stop being green, and return to grey? I think I saw something like this myself, but I'm not sure. My internal narrative to understand it went like this. "Oh, they are trying to err to the side of caution here, where if ...
by biffhero
18 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: NEW Equity Data provider to be able backtest without any hindsight bias
Replies: 14
Views: 2495

Re: NEW Equity Data provider to be able backtest without any hindsight bias

@svetlana,

Please create an account on the PM site for the user "biffhero", as I would like to upvote this feature request.

https://www.multicharts.com/pm/public/m ... es/MC-2658

Thank you,
Rob
by biffhero
17 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: (yet another thread about) Complete Symbol Lists [UN-SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: (yet another thread about) Complete Symbol Lists [UN-SOLVED]

I agree that this is a thing that could be made more robust. However, I don't think that it should stop there. I think that they should keep a production level backend that provides the symbols at each broker up-to-date. This would be a contractual go live gate with each broker that there would be a...
by biffhero
14 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Workspace questions for peak performance
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Workspace questions for peak performance

I also like 14 much better than 12.

Thank you,
Rob
by biffhero
14 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: (yet another thread about) Complete Symbol Lists [UN-SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: (yet another thread about) Complete Symbol Lists

I have come to the conclusion that this is a *bad idea* (tm), and I am no longer actively pursuing this solution. I did my steps for the letters a, b, c, and did not ever get to the part where I created a huge instruments.csv file. From that point onward, whenever I used the chart user interface to ...
by biffhero
14 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: (yet another thread about) Complete Symbol Lists [UN-SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: (yet another thread about) Complete Symbol Lists

I know its not exactly the same as OP had an issue with, but its closely related, handling equities in MC is poor, we cant even make sublists in QM to separate type of stocks within a market.. This below is what we need to communicate with MC, a DYNAMIC list functionality.. utilising a data provide...
by biffhero
14 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: (yet another thread about) Complete Symbol Lists [UN-SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: (yet another thread about) Complete Symbol Lists

Is this something that we can fix with EasyLanguage? With MultiCharts .NET you can query symbols from the QuoteManager. But this is only retrieving the symbols that are already in the database. I'm envisioning running through a list of all symbols available to the system, loading data for one day o...
by biffhero
14 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Drawing trendlines in EasyLanguage [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Drawing trendlines in EasyLanguage

In your case I would put those inside a dynamic array (populated inside the loop), so that after the loop ends, you still have access to your collection of trend lines.
Yes, this is what I did, save for the dynamic part. Thank you for the help.

Rob
by biffhero
09 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: (yet another thread about) Complete Symbol Lists [UN-SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 706

(yet another thread about) Complete Symbol Lists [UN-SOLVED]

I have read way too many threads on this forum about how MC "doesn't do symbols right", and I agree, having to add each symbol by hand is a real pain. I also realize that asking a company to keep the "symbol download, translation and import service" up-to-date to a professional level is too much to ...
by biffhero
08 Nov 2020
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: An indicator framework for the scanner.
Replies: 0
Views: 399

An indicator framework for the scanner.

Here is my contribution of an indicator that I use on my scanner window. Here is what I do with my scanner on a day-to-day basis, and how this code works for me. 1. Multiple groups. - Today - Yesterday - Old - Market 2. Trickle down the first three. Today -> Yesterday -> Old 3. Market pre-filled $TI...
by biffhero
08 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Building an indicator for the scanner. [SOLVED] [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Building an indicator for the scanner. [SOLVED] [SOLVED]

Here is where I am now, and I'm going to mark this "solved". { Build a script for scanner values. Basically, a script that takes different parameters and filters out the items I don't want. Higher values are better. I think a bitmask is in order here. Bits, from least significant to most significant...
by biffhero
08 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Building an indicator for the scanner. [SOLVED] [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Building an indicator for the scanner. [SOLVED]

I believe the correct way is as follows:

Code: Select all

finalValue = round(finalValue, 4);
by biffhero
08 Nov 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Workspace questions for peak performance
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Workspace questions for peak performance

Interesting. I have not experienced the slowdown in MC 14 that you have. I have 4 charts running 200 tick charts in the same workspace for live trading. I use one Desktop configuration for live trading and another one for backtesting. I think even more important than keeping open workspaces to a mi...
by biffhero
30 Oct 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Building an indicator for the scanner. [SOLVED] [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Building an indicator for the scanner. [SOLVED]

What is the correct way to set my number to no decimal places in the scanner? I don't think that clicking in the UI is the right way, as it is so painful to have to go and get some clicking to be accurate. I found this way, but I don't think it is the best way. Is this the right way? fvStr = leftStr...
by biffhero
30 Oct 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Drawing trendlines in EasyLanguage [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Drawing trendlines in EasyLanguage [SOLVED]

I have found the TL_New command, and I'm trying to use it in a loop, to draw lines on my $TICK chart. Here is my code. { Plot horizontal lines at places on the $TICK chart. } Inputs: doPlus1200(1), doPlus1000(1), doPlus800(1), doPlus600(1), doPlus0(1), doMinus600(1), doMinus800(1), doMinus1000(1), d...
by biffhero
29 Oct 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Building an indicator for the scanner. [SOLVED] [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Building an indicator for the scanner. [SOLVED] [SOLVED]

I'm not sure this is the right way to do this or not. I am looking at the scanner, and I want to add a filter column, so that the best ideas sort to the top. I realize I can sort on multiple columns, by control+clicking on the additional columns. This works well, but I'm thinking that EasyLanguage i...
by biffhero
22 Oct 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strategies calling strategies. [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Strategies calling strategies. [SOLVED]

Oh, yeah, I had come upon that one time. I didn't remember it at this time.

Thank you,
Rob
by biffhero
20 Oct 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strategies calling strategies. [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Strategies calling strategies. [SOLVED]

Thanks guys.

It seems like the "_functionName" world is where I will get the most return for my programming efforts.

I will look to create functions whenever possible.
by biffhero
20 Oct 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EL / PL comparison matrix [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: EL / PL comparison matrix [SOLVED]

@vlada ,

Thank you for the reply. You guys really do have some of the best support in the business.
by biffhero
27 Sep 2020
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Indicator for "previous high / low"
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Indicator for "previous high / low"

Here is an indicator that I use on some of my charts. I hope someone else can find it useful. If you have any suggestions on how to make it better, I'd love to hear them. *edit : added "delete" command. That'll teach me to post before testing. **edit : plot "low" instead of "high" two times. Off to ...
by biffhero
27 Sep 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EL / PL comparison matrix [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 545

EL / PL comparison matrix [SOLVED]

Hello, I'm not sure if this is really a question about PL / EL comparison, or more of a request to have a user editable (with changes moderated by MC people, of course) section of the wiki. The fact that you all already are using MediaWiki should make this seamless. Here are the benefits I would see...
by biffhero
27 Sep 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Strategies calling strategies. [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Strategies calling strategies. [SOLVED]

I am looking at this page: https://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/Passing_values_to_and_from_a_function and it looks like the signal or indicator is calling a function, is that a correct understanding? Here is why I ask. While I am working on signals, I have a lot of template code th...
by biffhero
26 Sep 2020
Forum: User Contributed Studies
Topic: ATR (Average True Range)
Replies: 3
Views: 3336

Re: ATR (Average True Range)

@andy4444 Did you find this information? I found some code online that claims to have it right, but is isn't working. If you have it, I'd love to know. For now, I am using XAverage. I figure that's better than SMA. Thanks, Rob PS. My bad. I found it. If anyone needs it, please reply to this thread.
by biffhero
25 Sep 2020
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: ATR Differences
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: ATR Differences

@gpw797, Is this a cross-platform issue, where you are using the MC-special ATR, instead of the Wilders' ATR and trying to compare the outputs with different calculations? I looked at the code for the indicator "Average True Range", and it has this line in it: var0 = AvgTrueRange( ATRLength ) ; and ...
by biffhero
25 Sep 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dragging layers [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Dragging layers [SOLVED]

That was it! Thank you.

For future new people.

1. Right click on the chart.
2. Select "Visual Order..."
3. On the window that appears, select the symbol.
4. Click on "Send to Back"
5. Click on Close

The dragging hand and the scale resizer work on the item that is on the backmost layer.
by biffhero
25 Sep 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dragging layers [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Dragging layers [SOLVED]

I am a new user to MC. I have been comparing my MC charts to my TOS charts, so that the transition is smooth, and I am sure that all of my EL scripts match up with my TS scripts. Today I kept having a problem where my ema lines weren't lining up properly with the price action. After losing some hair...
by biffhero
24 Sep 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Elcollections error
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Elcollections error

@kingmins, How does windows do file locking? I do not know if two processes can open a file (even for only reading) at the same time. Since they are each on different VMs, then the OS won't be the problem, but the network filesystem and the locking being done there. Are you in control of how the fil...
by biffhero
24 Sep 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Calling compiler from external editor
Replies: 8
Views: 1616

Re: Calling compiler from external editor

@JoshM, The more I look into this, the more difficult I think it will be. There is signaling going on behind the scenes between the editor as shipped with MC and the main MC process. I think there might be good value in running the editor under a system-wide debugger, to see how the communication is...
by biffhero
22 Sep 2020
Forum: User Contributed Studies and Indicator Library
Topic: Market Profile study
Replies: 7
Views: 5323

Re: Market Profile study

Hello. Sorry for resurrecting such an old thread, but I saw this and thought it looked like an interesting way to try to get my head wrapped around this programming language and see what is what. Here is how far I got. {Indicator: gkMktProfileTL # Also, I renamed this from gkMtkProfileTL to gkMktPro...
by biffhero
22 Sep 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Calling compiler from external editor
Replies: 8
Views: 1616

Re: Calling compiler from external editor

I agree that this would be nice. My goal is to type my scripts in emacs, and I'm sure a lot of people would prefer to use Visual Studio Code, even for the MC that is _not_ for .NET. I just poked around a little bit in C:\Program Files\TS Support\MultiCharts64\ , and I did _not_ see a Makefile. I was...
by biffhero
22 Sep 2020
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Avoid Placing orders out of my trading session
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Re: Avoid Placing orders out of my trading session

I totally agree with you that this is an issue. I have two solutions that I use right now, to partial success. I will explain them both and then also what I intend to do to get closer to what I need. 1. There is a signal called "Close at End of Day". The code looks like this : [IntrabarOrderGenerati...

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