yes, strategy as standalone exe is something I rave about for a long time. And yes, backtesting always has issues. So far I think MC (maybe also quanta) is the best.
did lots of dev and backtesting in NT. Conclusion on NT - unstable (StrategyAnalizer may hang live charts), unreliable, inaccurate (no intrabar by tick backtesting,etc.), inconsistent (compilation/libs/.net/whatever, support sends problems to blackhole as if you are the only idiot who have them), incapable (nt should pay pension to gomi) in some critical areas. If I had mc.net at the time would save much time and patience.
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yes, pretty unwise policy they had forcing developers to buy product just to be able to develop indicators for MC (MC locks up after 30 days evaluation period ). I suggested developer license to them or just provide time-unrestricted version without live trading capability the way NT does. This idea seemed incomprehensible to some MC guy during futures.io (formerly BMT) webinar. Looks like they got a little bit wiser, but not much
Flexible was probably the wrong word - it is C# after all. It just is or "feels" more verbose. Too much objects, delegates wrapped around everything. Maybe I am exaggerating here, but I was really annoyed looking at it.. I look at it again with every new version, but it is still not for me...
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I am just test driving MC .net these days and was wondering where to get additional indicators such as Donchian channel?
Support wants me to request it as an additional feature.
Maybe you guys have an idea or even the occasional study coded, sitting around somewhere ;-)
To port an indicator from NT to MC.net, as both are C#, you in principle only have to change the NinjaScript part to PowerLanguage.Net. When the study uses pre-build functions you also might have to change these.
As you are new to coding the best way might be to start with the MC.net "Price_Channel.Indicator.CS" save it under a new name and start to modify it step by step until you get what you want, using the NT indicator for guidance.
However you should reflect how much time, money, or "goodwill credit" you like to spend on beautiful lines.
I've heard this before - "google is your frend" ... I don't necessarily agree with that - for the moment it looks like it's not your enemy, but considering how much stuff it is taking away from you each time you search, I would not call it a friend, but rather a "too dangerously close friend"
Going back to Multicharts - I like the platform, still I wish though they paid more attention to their competition and have some more nice features like:
Zig-Zag Cumulative Volume - Weis Wave for Wyckoff fans
eSignal feature - Linked charts (showing same instrument but different timescale) - such that trend lines drawn in one chart appears on all other linked charts.
Investor RT like - Volume Profile - Creating Composite profiles with mouse selection.
eSignal feature like - for linked charts - mouse cross pointer coordonates should show up on all linked charts. So, hovering your mouse un a chart, should show the verticat/horizontal lines on all the
Volume Profile integration with Playback
equivolume similar with photontrader, with dynamic bar-width space allocation
playback working with multiple charts of the same symbol
So, please don't forget to vote the features you want to see in next releases.