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[amibroker] DalleySuite September Update

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  • Subject: [amibroker] DalleySuite September Update
  • From: Donald Dalley <ddalley@xxxx>
  • Date: 28 Aug 1998 22:22:38 -0000

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September '98 Monthly Update

News: I will be on vacation until Labour Day.


The DalleySuite is a collection of, mainly, AmiBroker data importers.

These are very easy-to-use programs: collect the data, import, Save, and
you are done! No manual editing or data entry, ever! Data entry can also
be delayed, for your convenience.

The programs are robust and highly customised. Data sources have been
narrowed down to reliable quote servers, with quality data. Free Internet
sources are used whenever possible.

Please test the *free demo* before it gets uploaded to the Aminet. (Some
features are being improved now for the main demo programs. Notice of the
release date will be made here and my page, after the docs are updated.)

Free Demo: http://webhome.idirect.com/~ddalley
Comments: ddalley@xxxx

If you have questions about AmiBroker, I will answer the best I can,
but we can all learn from each other on this mail list, too.


Donald Dalley


MegaQuote.ASX - Improved!

The Australian data importer has been much improved and, for the most
part, is completed:
- all index or stock data quantities are configurable now
- made ticker size configurable (3-6 characters)
- transfered the config system to ENVARC
- assistance for ensuring all data is available is much improved
- data paths with spaces are now usable
- added code error reporting (syntax, failure & error)
- import times for ~2700 tickers have been under 4 minutes!

MegaQuote.Italy - Improved!

The Italian data importer has been improved:
- all index or stock data quantities are configurable now
- transfered the config system to ENVARC
- localised the language to Italian (English will return as an option)
- added code error reporting (syntax, failure & error)

The whole DalleySuite family includes:

- Canadian histories start August/97
- supports Toronto, Vancouver & Montreal exchanges
BONUS: also supports long American histories
- seperate Vancouver history files go back > 1 year

- imports all EOD stock & index changes (a config system is coming)
- calculates Advanced/Declined ratio & A/D volumes
- supports all 5 Canadian exchanges
- can build all missing histories from the history quote server
- a MegaQuote for all/some Canadian Dealing Network quotes is coming
once the method for collecting the data is more efficient

- intra-day & EOD, 20 quote/portfolio

- various ways of importing single intra-day or EOD quotes exist,
includes stock & index data
- includes US/Canadian InstaQuotes
- also supports the Canadian Dealing Network stocks

- US histories over 22 years are possible
BONUS: also supports most Canadian stocks
- secondary ASCII histories available (max = 1 yr)

- EOD only, 80 quote/portfolio - a real time-saver!
(Complete US exchanges may have too much data for most Amigas
- use portfolios, for now.)

- various ways of importing single intra-day or EOD quotes exist,
includes US/Canadian InstaQuotes

- imports all intra-day & EOD stock changes & 2 index closes
(a config system is coming)
- reports supplied Advanced/Declined information & calculates
A/D volumes

- short ASCII files are available (unknown total length)

- importation of AU stock EOD changes is configurable (ALL or SOME)
- importation of AU index data is configurable (ALL, SOME or NONE)
- calculates & reports index A/D numbers
This importer does a lot of checking to ensure you get the volume of
the data you want or need.

- importation of IT stock EOD changes is configurable (ALL or SOME)
- importation of IT index data is configurable (ALL, SOME or NONE)
- needs paid subscription data, which includes correction data

- StockMaster format export (everyone needs this!)
- MetaStock ASCII format export (for external data transfers)
- (various other scripts - see web page or demo for some)

- co-ordinate applicable features from suite to suite
- changes to allow access to more than one active database is coming
- AWeb InstaQuote versions (other browsers may not be appropriate yet)
- a high quality American fundamental info site has been found
- an import script will follow

- take requests for other exchanges, as I already have done for
Australia and Italy
- collect your winning AmiBroker analysis language formulas
What is your favourite formula?
- make suggestions of your own ideas for support scripts



DALLEYSUITE = a set of support programs to import stock data, per country
This could involve a number of different data formats, depending upon
just what is available, or usable: complete/partial exchanges, portfolios,
intra-day + InstaQuotes and/or EOD quotes, indices, histories, etc.

QUOTE = stock price info, mainly: symbol, open, high, low, close & volume

EOD = End-Of-Day, after market hours; intra-day = during market hours

MEGAQUOTE = a script which imports a complete/partial exchange's EOD dataset
MegaQuote scripts can build your own histories for all stocks, if none are
available on the net. Most will do extra calculations.

INSTAQUOTE = imports a single quote instantly from a terminal's screentext

PORTFOLIO = a quote which has two or more quotes in it

REPORT PANEL = final panel which displays useful info (such as A/D data)

HISTORIES = long sets of EOD data - build these before you ever invest!

CANDLESTICKS = price bars which show more info visually - use them!

MULTIPLE or UNLIMITED = imports all available files of a similar format
example: 8 portfolios or 47 quotes (demo does both at once!)

Copyright  1998 Donald Dalley


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