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Quantatative Trading: Intraday Options Data and Analysis Software

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Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: TOS
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Quantatative Trading: Intraday Options Data and Analysis Software

I am at a point in my trading journey where I want to perform backtests with the intention of implementing an algorithmic trading strategy.

I have found a source that has the data, TickData, and software to run the backtests, Multicharts.

I have a sample of the data and am running a trial of Multicharts.

Apparently TickData isn't on the supported data list of Multicharts, but I was told by Multicharts that as long as it is in ASCII format, it will work. I cannot get it to work.

I am new to programming and this aspect of trading. I asked a friend that has programming experience but doesn't have trading experience and he believes I need a database program to organize the data first. I am not sure where to go from here and am desperate for help at this point.

This is the solution that I have come up with so far, but if anyone has any other solutions, please feel free to share.

Note: I am looking to develop multiple strategies, but the main one is an intraday options strategy.

Thank you all in advance.

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