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I personally like the ease of use and flexibility of NT7, but I am loosing faith with the never ending issues. My new computer (and the old ones) has 4G ram and Core i7 processor, so that is not the issue. I have also reset the DBase quite frequentlly when NT was acting up. I use only 3-5 days of data and the recorder in Options menu is unchecked. This seems to be a common problem (from all the complaints on their forum) that NT needs to do a root cause assessment and not just asking for trace files and no fixes after all the chats and e-mails, if they hope to compete with the big boys.
Absolutely believe what you are saying, as I had my own similar experience with NT 6.5. But I am lucky that my installation runs with a heavy workspace loading daily and intraday data and quite a number of indicators without issues.
But I am running it on IB data, which is compressed ticks.
I didn't have the same problems with NT7. Just for stocks, I have1 year of historical data for approximatively 600 stocks, which means something like 90.000 1 min bar/stock, so 54.000.000 bars for all these stocks, an no problem with that.
I also have, on the same machine, tick historical data for futures, that few other millions of record (Zen-Fire datafeed for these). As I didn't have ZB historical data, I've made a quick test, loading 5 months of tick data of this contract in a chart. It took few minutes, took a lot of memory, but it works.
I use multiple machines for Ninja, 5 or 6, all with a lot of data, but never had such issue...
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It could be...I am at my daughter's in CA, operating off my laptop. To be fair, today was the first day I have had problems with either program. Today, when the problems occurred, I was only operating one of the programs at a time....I have several times this week ran both programs simultaneously without any issues. I can't explain why either of these issues occurred, just that they did..
What I can say is, that on a side by side basis, I can't see any difference in data plotting, the speed appears to be the same. (this is strictly an eyeball test and a fairly untrained eye at that) To me, the big difference in the programs is the NT DOM is easier to interpret and operate. I have read others tell horror stories about NT, but I have not had similar issues. I currently use ToS as my trading platform, and I have seen it lag compared to the others....
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getting around the data loading freeze-up
I have had this problem on an I-7 64 bit machine, with multiple workspaces running. Apparently some of my custom indicators were causing problems. Once I managed to get past the startup problems NT would run fine.
For starters do your pc housekeeping. Defraggler is good for defragmentation and Advanced System Care for registry cleanup. Both are highly rated freeware programs. Do a ninjatrader database repair once in a while.
When you go through the Connection Setup Wizards, do NOT set your data feeds to connect automatically on startup.
To get Ninjatrader to start, try temporarily deleting all of your workspaces. With Ninnie shut down, use Windows Explorer to move the workspace files out of the Workspaces folder into a temporary storage location. Then start up Ninnie and connect to your data provider. It will open with a new, blank, workspace probably called Untitled something or other.
After you are connected, put your workspaces back into the Workspaces folder using Windows Explorer. Then reload them one by one using Ninnie menu command, File > Open Workspace. Any workspaces that cause Ninnie to freeze are corrupted and should not be used anymore - delete them and make new ones.
Ninnie needs to be pampered, but once you get it stable, its capabilities are unequaled.
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Well, I've never had this problem, I'm daily twice loading three open workspaces with every 4 charts of 3 different symbols in different timeframes after triggering ' connect ' any data are loaded smooth with- out any problem, there is no block ever or reload neccassary.
Data provider is Zenfire, Ninja and Zenfire work really fine for me.
I am having the same problems with PFG API on my new pc with i7 and 8GB Ram. Issue is either with PFG API or NT 7 for windows 7. I had about two weeks correspondance with both, but no result. Probably it is some advance settings of windows 7 firewall, for which both of them dont have a solution or they never tried it seriously. My 6.5 exprience was good on XP.