more and more research.. Ninjatrader.. and other colorful related pieces of software don't seem to add up to what Amibroker is doing.. . i am at the beginnings of my work with developing signals .. i can not build a entire system from scratch at this point.. i want to learn programming and become proficient..... Amibroker seems to be the winner.. Ninjatrader seems like a great platform if your selling trading systems and indicators to the public .. i want something powerful .. and this guy who developed Amibroker seems legit.. everyone praises his response time etc.. .. any thoughts.. still need a data provider.. active tick.. iqfeed... ... help??? tick data as far back as i can afford on a 50 to 150 a month budget.. i want to collect data from a good feed and keep it.. .. some of the platforms keep the data proprietary..... esignal i think does that.. anyway.. this is intraday pattern recognition at the most granular level.. i'm not a HFT... i need to find a good enough place.. i've been stuck in analysis paralysis with this for a while.. i could go into depths about what i want to do with the platform.. but its similar to what alot of people do... what kind of thing scans real time an entire list of underlying for patterns? can you download options data from a feed like IB in Amibroker?