Vote for the best mechanical trading software:

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by chifai2, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. chifai2


    Your help is greatly appreciated!!
  2. where is your vote? you can make poll with some suggestion
    like TS 7, strategy runner,..
  3. Who has mechanical trading software/platform for equities other than tradestation anyway?

    Strategyrunner is futures only, correct?
  4. prophet



    Use aggressive or sophisticated analysis techniques, or math operations normally only available in the most expensive or proprietary trading software.

    I use Matlab and C code (MEX) for development and testing. I then compile the algorithm from m-file to C code to object code, linking that into a custom real-time trading application EXE which receives ticks from the C++ IB TWS API.
  5. prophet, you make it sound more difficult than it really is :D

    I take the C code, compile it into Binary; then wrap the binary into objects which are then called from another C++ library linked into yet another Java wrapper class needed to put everything together; and this entire wrapper object class can then be integrated with the TWS API and can be further compiled into a single executable. That is my "proprietary" system :p

  6. U make yourselves sound way too important, guys.
    You are the same decaying matter as anyone else.
    WealthLab is probably the best.
  7. prophet


    Many things are difficult the first time around.

    It’s the right tool for the job I have to do, and much less difficult than people realize. Matlab provides a huge number of analysis tools to design and test sophisticated systems. M to C code compilation is simple and elegant.

    How do you prototype and test your C code to begin with? C code can be more difficult to debug and test.

    Not trying to sound important. Just trying to share ideas. It’s sad you don’t respect that and would rather snub people.

    WealthLab is good for some, not for everyone.
  8. I'm sorry you missed the sarcasm in my post; or am I missing it in yours :D

  9. prophet


    I wasn’t being sarcastic.

    I didn’t fully understand your post and just assumed you knew what you were talking about.

    I just try to share ideas here…
  10. prophet, in that case, I'll come clean. Your first reply sounded like you were trying to make it sound more difficult than it really is. My reply was sarcastic, but all in good fun. I wasn't expecting anyone to take it seriously.

    Btw, I'm not a systems trader, but am a software developer so I do know what I'm talking about when it comes to coding :)

    #10     Oct 11, 2003