I am using Multicharts v10 beta since some weeks.
It runs on a PC with these characteristics (laptop):
- Windows 10
8 GB RAM
clean system, newly setup
While backtesting with Multicharts on a chart window for daily data the performance is satisfying.
When backtesting with intraday data performance is poor (in my experience). For example I use 1 minute data.
(60 * 8 = 480 data per day, roughly 125,000 data per year, 750,000 1 minute data for 5 years should not be a problem. But I do not konw how many bytes makes 1 datset (4 or 8 bytes for a 1 float value).
It looks more than CPU usage is an issue, not RAM.
And there is no suitable status indication. Any progress indication would be appreciated, so I could know how long the coffee brake can take.
Can it be that the system load for intraday data processing is much higher that for daily data, with a factor of 10 or greater?
Does the multichart team or any other user can also see a performance issue?
How are the experiences of other users?
Or is my computer the problem? it is about 1,5 years old.