Software for visual inspection of charts

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Software for visual inspection of charts

Post by alp » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:45 pm

Which software is best for visual inspection of charts and basic technical analysis? Consider the following:

1) ease to set up and work with ASCII data files;
2) simplicity;
3) practicality.

I look forward to your suggestions.

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Post by alp » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:50 pm

A bit off topic, but do you also know of any stand-alone software to handle and convert data files, such as convertion of format, edition of custom fields, delimiters, etc.

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Post by danZman » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:15 pm

alp wrote:A bit off topic, but do you also know of any stand-alone software to handle and convert data files, such as convertion of format, edition of custom fields, delimiters, etc.
Wish I did. Had to make a custom PERL script to do so. That
language is great with text formatting.

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Re: Software for visual inspection of charts

Post by freeman » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:30 pm

alp wrote:Which software is best for visual inspection of charts and basic technical analysis? Consider the following:

1) ease to set up and work with ASCII data files;
2) simplicity;
3) practicality.

I look forward to your suggestions.

Have u looked at http://www.esignal.com/

then if u use it in TB ull need

http://www.mechtrading.com/index.htm

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Post by JonS » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:16 pm

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Post by babelproofreader » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:27 am

alp wrote:A bit off topic, but do you also know of any stand-alone software to handle and convert data files, such as convertion of format, edition of custom fields, delimiters, etc.
If you use Linux/Unix, try SED

http://www.grymoire.com/Unix/Sed.html#uh-0

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Post by TrendsCatcher » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:07 pm

I love MetaStock end of day version

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Post by sluggo » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:59 pm

danZman wrote:
alp wrote:A bit off topic, but do you also know of any stand-alone software to handle and convert data files, such as convertion of format, edition of custom fields, delimiters, etc.
Wish I did. Had to make a custom PERL script to do so. That
language is great with text formatting.
A full PERL distribution is included within CSI Unfair Advantage, see C:\ua\perl . If you've got CSI UA, you've also got PERL. In that case there's no need to scare up a Linux box that runs SED; PERL does all that SED does, and much more.

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Post by alp » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:53 pm

Wealth-Lab Developer also has a simple script language which enables one to program simple scripts to handle data files. It looks like the new .NET version is also great for visual inspection.

With regard to thorough backtesting and actual trading capabilities, Trading Blox looks much better, by far and large.

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