# Optimization

Questions about MultiCharts and user contributed studies.
fundjunkie
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### Optimization

Hi,
How do i access the optimization tools?

Thx
D

Kate
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If you want to optimize your signals you need to go to FormatObjects window, select Signals tab, click Optimize and then enter the necessary values.

miltonc4
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Kate
When I do this, brings me to the "Exhaustive Search Properties" box
Dont seem to be able to do anything in this box
Clicking "Optimisation Criteria gives the message....Invalid parameters# of simulations must be greater 1.
Milton

Andrew Kirillov
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Milton,
parameters# of simulations must be greater 1

this is because you did not set criteria for inputs.

If you want to optimize e.g. a moving average, usually you will be optimizing its length. Let's assume the default lenght is 14 then you need to test other lenghts, e.g. from 10 to 30 with step 1.

So in the "Search properties" window you need to set start value, end value and step settings to start optimization.

Note that you need move between cells with mouse (do not click Enter), then click OK.

miltonc4
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Hi Andrew
Sorry,but still having problems with this
Where do I find
..........So in the "Search properties" window you need to set start value, .end value and step settings to start optimization.

Have the below signal.was hoping to optimise the best chart compression settimgs
Use a 500 Point chart,but wonder if there was a better compression setting by optimising between 400 - 600 Point charts ?

inputs: LXCondition(C < C[1] and C < C[2] and C < C[3]);

if LXCondition then
Sell ( "Close < 3closes" ) next bar at market ;

inputs: LECondition(C > C[1] and C > C[2] and C > C[3]);

if LECondition then
Buy ( "Close > 3 Closes" ) next bar at market ;

Where can I find help info to for use of the trade manager

Thanks
Milton

Andrew Kirillov
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Dear miltonc4,

1. Currently MultiCharts supports only numeric inputs optimization.
2. The functionality allowing to control the chart properties (i.e. chart resolution etc.) via study inputs will be added later.
3. TraderManager Help will be integrated into MC Help later. Contact me privately to get standalone TradeManager Help file please.

miltonc4
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Hi Andrewe
Thanks sincerely for your prompt replies
I have sent the private email request as requested
Milton