about multichart coding - MultiCharts | futures.io
futures.io futures trading

Go Back   futures.io

> Futures Trading, News, Charts and Platforms > Platforms and Indicators > MultiCharts

about multichart coding
Started:April 9th, 2010 (06:43 AM) by max-td Views / Replies:1,564 / 3
Last Reply:April 9th, 2010 (08:49 AM) Attachments:0

Welcome to futures.io.

Welcome, Guest!

This forum was established to help traders (especially futures traders) by openly sharing indicators, strategies, methods, trading journals and discussing the psychology of trading.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading forums:
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive on our forums.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendor advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in openness and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, it is not something tangible you can download.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community. It's free and simple, and we will never resell your private information.

-- Big Mike

Thread Tools Search this Thread

about multichart coding

Old April 9th, 2010, 06:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
Elite Member
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: FGBL 6E B4
max-td's Avatar
Posts: 1,754 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 2,309 given, 911 received

about multichart coding

BigMike said : .... talking about multicharts - a few hours ago I just converted something from NT to MC... in NT it was 305 lines of code. In MC it is 70... lol !

what tell us this in fact of coding mike ?

With MC is it that easy to realize things?
is NT-script a much better - cause complexer coding-language ?

how can i classify your words above ?


Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to max-td for this post:

Old April 9th, 2010, 06:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
Quick Summary
Quick Summary Post

Quick Summary is created and edited by users like you... Add FAQ's, Links and other Relevant Information by clicking the edit button in the lower right hand corner of this message.


Old April 9th, 2010, 08:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
Site Administrator
Manta, Ecuador
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
Big Mike's Avatar
Posts: 45,432 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 28,836 given, 79,556 received

This post has been selected as an answer to the original posters question Answer


Everything is just a lot easier in EasyLanguage. Often in C# it takes two or three steps where in EL it takes just one. This is especially true of DataSeries.

Plotting is also about 1 million times better on EL. One line of code can take care of multi-color plots whereas on NT it takes probably 20 lines of code per multicolor plot.


Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to Big Mike for this post:

Old April 9th, 2010, 08:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
Elite Member
Madison, WI
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Sierra Charts, ALT
Favorite Futures: ES
aslan's Avatar
Posts: 613 since Jan 2010
Thanks: 339 given, 1,055 received

This post has been selected as an answer to the original posters question Answer

The big difference is easy language (and the underlying platform) hides all of the infrastructure, and exposes just what you need to get the majority of things done. So for most indicators you don't really need to do much. This also means the learning curve is much shorter and allows more people to try to do their own thing.

The trade off is that there are things that are not easily done or not possible because you do not have access to the low level internals of the platform. Most people do not need this level of complexity.

For the vast majority of people, this is a good trade off.

Reply With Quote
The following 2 users say Thank You to aslan for this post:


futures.io > Futures Trading, News, Charts and Platforms > Platforms and Indicators > MultiCharts > about multichart coding

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

An Afternoon with FIO trader bobwest

Elite only

NinjaTrader 8: Programming Profitable Trading Edges w/Scott Hodson

Elite only

Anthony Drager: Executing on Intermarket Correlations & Order Flow, Part 2

Elite only

Adam Grimes: Five critically important keys to professional trading

Elite only

Machine Learning Concepts w/FIO member NJAMC

Elite only

MarketDelta Cloud Platform: Announcing new mobile features

Dec 1

NinjaTrader 8: Features and Enhancements

Dec 6

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Multichart / Esignal - language - Both same? Sam7768 eSignal 4 May 8th, 2014 08:08 PM
Multichart Ninja on Ubuntu tradersheldon Tech Support 12 August 14th, 2011 01:09 PM
Multichart publishing a image of chart bomberone1 EasyLanguage Programming 2 July 23rd, 2011 05:24 AM
Multichart autotrade Serger Elite EasyLanguage Automated Trading 3 July 21st, 2011 12:16 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:50 AM.

Copyright © 2016 by futures.io. All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts

Page generated 2016-10-22 in 0.09 seconds with 25 queries on phoenix via your IP