I hope to see some major improvement to Fib tools. So it's possible to define transparency for line and put define range bar in tools also with transparency. And have the amount of lines and range bars I want. I have never understood why fib tools is made the way it is.!
While there is definitely improved error reporting and handling, it's not in the area you specified. That is difficult to do. Since NT8 is has multi-core support, the experience will be different. Only UI's running on the thread where the bad indicator would be affected. So in essence, you could have several UI's lock up but the others just running fine.
With respect to stability, that is hard to answer since you don't know what you don't know.
- NT8 sans charts has been running in production and used for risk management across thousands of accounts daily on our order desk since November, this is using the Continuum/CQG interface where most of our customers are on so I am ultra confident in this interface.
- We are still finding issues every day and likely will even as we release beta
What I can say is that I feel NT8 is in a more stable state than NT7 was as we released beta.
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It's not clear to me what you mean with respect to range bars. You can define X lines with transparency in NT8. However, if the tool does not meet your requirements the good news is that Drawing Tools are now NinjaScript objects which means that developers can build whatever drawing tools they want.
With Transparency i mean amount of transparency 0-100% on lines and range bars.
Range bars is defined between 2 fib value.
The problem is when you have 3-4 fibs on chart there will be so may lines that it's difficult to see what is what. With transparent range bars it much more easy to see rest of the chart. And see Confluence zone.
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Thanks for the clarification. I have always used the term "Opacity" for that. As you saw in the video, out of the box that is not possible however, if there is enough demand to have Fibs operate in the manner you have just shown, a community developer could take the existing NT8 fib implementation and customize it.
Thanks much for the information on the release date. That is very good news.
I am only running two custom indicators based on NT code with very minor modifications to simply color fill below and above a line, and only when it updates the indicator. All indicators are set to only update on bar close, in my case 5 minute bars at the lowest. Careful review of NT forum posts suggest that the problem I'm having is due to the sheer number of indicators (16) I'm using per chart. I will PM you later today.
I'd like to point out that I have exactly two gripes that are causing problems and I've extensively researched both of them. One is known bug that NT support has said won't be fixed until NT 8. It has nothing to do with indicators. The other is the single threaded architecture that understandably gets bogged down when there are too many charts with too many indicators open. From the NT support page:
Chart Performance Tips
• Set chart indicators "Calculate on bar close" property to a value of 'True'
• Increase your chart refresh interval by increasing the value of the chart property "Display update interval (sec)"
• Reduce the number of bars on your chart (days back or bars back settings under "Format Data Series" dialog window
• Reduce the number of running indicators
• If you are running a custom or 3rd party indicator or strategy, remove them to isolate if these custom NinjaScript objects may be a CPU or memory drain
I use Andrews Pitchforks extensively which require a lot of historical data, sometimes multiple years on an intraday chart. With 16 studies applied to, say 10 charts it means that 160 studies have to update across thousands of bars when data is reloaded. That's a lot to ask of a single threaded application. NT recognizes this and is fixing it in NT 8. Regarding custom indicators - I had the same problem even before I made changes to a couple of them.
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