I am new to daytrading and just getting my feet wet with options, futures, and want to test out some ideas related to tick readings, advances/decliners, and stochastic values. I am green and have no idea what software is best -- I've read a little about tradestation, but instead (due to perils I've read) I signed up for IB [i've been doing my trading up til now on Etrade, and the commissions aren't compatible with quick scalps I'm learning]. Anyway, I want something thats compatible with whatever data feeds are included with IB, and preferrably has a demo so I can play with it at no (or minimal) charge. Or of course - free. (hah, one can hope). please recommend good software or something I can fiddle with in the short term. I think at minimum a little familiarity with some program trading tools will help make me a better trader and teach me something, regardless if I evolve an automatic program or not. Thanks in advance.