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Old 04-13-2012, 03:34 AM   #57

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Re: Tradestation Vs Multicharts

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tradestation has given me notice that they won't be supporting my favorite version of their software, the old version 8.7 (later versions suck). So, I'm considering where to go, and I heard somewhere that I might be able to import my tradestation indicators into Multicharts. Is this true? If anyone knows, please gimme some advice here. How similar is Multicharts to tradestation? Are there any major disadvantages to Multicharts?
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I had no problems importing my thousands of ELDs into MC, although a couple look a little different than they did in TS. There may have been a couple that needed revision, but 98% or 99% compatible with 8.7 or earlier (not the new OOEL).

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The newer versions of TS include very useful object oriented programming. I am very curious to know what you can do in 8.7 that you can not do in 9.1, or what 8.7 does different from 9.1.

The new versions are faster, have made moves towards multi-threading and as far as I know contain all the features of the older versions plus some powerful new features - could you please be more specific in why you say the newer versions "suck."

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Hi Urma, how's Vegas.. hot yet?

I agree that TS is making strides forward. Here are some remaining weaknesses (may be corrected within a year or so):

ADE doesn't play well with OOEL yet. Also MC has a new 64-bit with multi-core backtesting and mixing tick with time-based, etc. Also, multiple brokers and data sources may provide a finer granularity time-stamp.

TS also has advantages like being a "One stop shop," a huge database of data and a great forum of users and code. TS data loads much, much quicker than IB data with MC.

PS I'm going to start using MC, but I haven't dumped TS either. There are advantages to both.

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with OOEL, you won't need ADE or GV or ELC, etc., anymore.
you do have to rewrite the codes,
the most likely benefit is the code will update faster.
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with OOEL, you won't need ADE or GV or ELC, etc., anymore.
you do have to rewrite the codes,
the most likely benefit is the code will update faster.
In theory yes, but the replacement in OOEL for TS9+ is the PriceSeriesProvider (PSP) which so far has shown some limitations.

https://community.tradestation.com/D...opic_ID=111589

I fully expect TS to iron out all these issues. It's just a matter of time.

P.S. Don't get me wrong, I'm encouraged by the moves both TS and MC are making.

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99% of the traders will not be benefited by OOEL.
it is simply not a efficient solution for non-programmer traders.
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Lets clarify this comment as it isn't 100% accurate.

tradestation's charts support multiple cores which allow the workload of each chart to be off loaded on to different cores in a round robin fashion.

...but where most people seem to be truly salivating for multicore functionality is in backtesting, and this currently is not multicore.

So if you are running 12 monitors and 15 workspaces like the guy that started this thread then the newer version of TS with multicore support probably is of some benefit.

But if you are looking to back test all kinds of wild concepts with your new 8 core, Overclocked, Liquid Nitrogen cooled system w/ it's 24GB of Ram & 1TB Raid 0 SSD configuration ...you may be disappointed to see 1 core pegged in your task manager and the other 7 floating around basically at idle.
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I had spoken to a TS tech who alluded to the fact that you can config your cores to process tasks (ie: backtesting and optimization) to run on different cores. Has anyone explored this? He was adamant to the fac that this can be done fairly easy but was unable to point me as to "how" due to compliance reasons. He told me that he was confident that if i googled it i would find the answer.... This is the first thread i came across. If anyone finds the solution please let me know. thanks
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