Where to find a programmer to create a charting program
I'm looking to have a charting simulation type program to be created that reads .txt tick data. Create multiple charts with my indicators, have them sync to the tick, and be able to control the movement through the data tick by tick. I searched thouroughly and could not find a program to suit this purpose.
Attempted to create on my own and found it over my head. Am wondering if anyone could suggest a good place to find a programmer for this type of task(trading related). Also, if anyone has any idea how much something like this would cost.
In specific I just want to be able to move through the data forwards and backwards x ticks per click, and have it sync with multiple tick size charts. This has huge benefit for me as a discretionary trader.
The problem with multicharts is that it will only replay tick by tick for a single chart, not synced between multiple chart tick/time frames, which renders it useless for me. I contacted multicharts about potentially adding this feature and they seem not to be willing to do this.
There was also ninjatrader market replay which syncs all charts, but I found having to play by time instead of building by a specified tick amount per click to be dead slow and quite clunky for my purposes.
Through fairly extensive searching, I was unable to find this type of program anywhere.
I just need the program to be able to build 3-5 charts with 6-7 common indicators from tick data and be able to move forwards/backwards through the data x ticks per click. And have it resemble tradestation charts scaling as much as possible.
I have looked at some of the freelance boards and was going to post, but have very little gauge as to how much this should cost. Am I really looking at multiple thousands to get this done?
Does anyone by chance know any premade software with this capability?
Starting from scrtch it takes months to build it - even when using charting componetns (and no, ninj has self build) takes easily a month.
Now, do you really talk thousands? Seriously, you talk thousands BEFORE work starts just to et a document saying what exactly should be delivered. With examples etc.. You talk thousands FOR ONE WEEK TIME, and that is hardly enough to get a rough framework in, specs ROUGHTLY outlined etc. A mock may take another week, then slowly adding functionality.
One guy recommended using his open source software, tradelink. He was kind enough to explain some of how he recommended doing it, but while trying to wade through this myself, I ended up way over my head.
Do you by chance know how much I roughly would be expecting to pay to have someone modify this into the program I was talking about? He seemed to think it was fairly straight forward, but my understanding of this type of work is really lacking.
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I would probably suggest you simply pay the creator of Tradelink to make the changes to his application that you desire. Propose to him that you will hire him to make the change, and that he can then include those changes in his open source application. So it is a win-win for him.
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