Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by bidask, Sep 3, 2009.
anyone tried using esignal efs to backtest or to place trades automatically? does it work well?
no. it runs in the same thread as the rest of esignal, so if you run a big study or have a chunk of bad code it will hang everything else you're doing in esignal.
I originally used esignal and tradestation to develop strategies along with custom broker software, but it was hard to keep all the strategy code synced up for each program I needed to test in.... so that is where tradelink came from and why I give it away for free to everybody else who wants to do the same thing.
I have to disagree. I've been successfully using EFS to backtest and trade for years, and some of the new trading plugins and tools like trading directly from the DOM or chart are fantastic.
Maybe I don't use anything heavy enough to cause performance problems, but I'd have to think you would need to be using something very complicated for it to actually slow down the rest of the app. There were definitely some performance issues a year or 2 ago, but the last set of releases have gotten better and better as far as speed. Never even saw a hiccup on the last set of announcements.
One place to look and potentially ask some more specific questions is with some of the 3rd party developers that specialize in EFS. Chris Kryza is the first name that comes to mind.
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