Switching from TS to IB API

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by Norm, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Norm


    Just curious. For each page of strategy code written in EasyLanguage for TradeStation, how many pages of C++ code can I reasonably expect to implement the same strategy on IB's API.

  2. Yikes....it really depends on what you're doing. A moving average is pretty simple....highest high functions are not too bad, but other functions can get more complex. Depending on the complexity of what you're doing, you might consider using Amibroker, QuantStudio, or something similar (there are also ways to send orders from TS to IB). Used to be you could use Wealthlab but no longer....

  3. If you don't like writing lots of "pages" of code, only use C++ when you really have to: i.e. almost never.